Springfield Police Department News Releases

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police release name of deceased child

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 17, Springfield police were dispatched to 2305 E. Atlantic in reference to a 1-year-old child being run over by a vehicle. The child was in the back yard with his aunt, Nancy Williams, 36. Williams was working on a vehicle and decided to get into another vehicle to get new auto parts. The child had been playing nearby and when Williams moved the vehicle, she ran over the child. The child, who was identified as Michael R. Hudson (6-5-13), died shortly after at the scene. Next of kin has been notified of his death. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Case number: 14-31937
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
LCox@springfieldmo.gov
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips

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