ASBURY, Mo. —
Jasper County sheriff's deputies responding to a single-vehicle accident today near Asbury discovered that the driver had shot and killed himself in an apparent suicide.
A caller reported shortly before 8 a.m. that a vehicle ran through a field on the south side of Baseline Boulevard near County Road 280 before crossing the roadway and striking a ditch. Deputies arriving on the scene discovered Terrence R. McWhirt, 33, of Joplin, dead in the driver's seat from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The sheriff's office said investigators at this time believe the shooting to have been a suicide and no foul play is suspected.
A previous version of this report containted an incorrect name, which has been corrected.