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On April 29, 2014 at approximately 9:20 a.m., Joseph Morris, age 42 of Neosho, Missouri was operating a 1991 Chevrolet S10. Hector Huertas, age 24 of Carthage, Missouri was operating a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle.
At that said date and time, Joseph Morris was traveling in the southbound direction while Hector Huertas was traveling in the northbound direction on Missouri Highway 43 and .25 miles north of Seneca. The crash occurred as Hector’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided with Joseph’s head-on.
Both Joseph Morris and Hector Huertas were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Newton County Deputy Coroner, Brian Artherton. Joseph Morris was transported to Campbell Biddlecome Funeral Home in Seneca, Missouri. Hector Huertas was transported to Chappel Funeral Home in Webb City, Missouri.