July 11, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Victim identified in fatality crash

At 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Springfield police were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Nichols Street. Michelle S. Grant, 41, of Morrisville, Mo., was traveling northbound on Kansas Expressway driving a 2010 Lexus RX. Shane M. Clark-Tollefson, 22, of Springfield, was on a skateboard and entered the intersection from the northeast corner of Nichols in front of the Lexus SUV. He was transported to Mercy and pronounced dead shortly afterward. Next of kin has been notified. Grant has been fully cooperating with the investigation, which is ongoing.

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Case Number: 14-26326

Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301

Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips

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