January 16, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fatality Crash at Harvard and Holiday

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatality crash that occurred at 3:05 p.m. on 1-16-09 at Harvard and Holiday. A 1997 Ford Econoline van, driven by Frank G. Crain, was traveling eastbound on Holiday. At the intersection of Harvard and Holiday, the van failed to negotiate a turn, leaving the road way and going through a privacy fence and hitting a tree head on in the back yard of 4544 S. Harvard.

Crain, age 80 of Springfield, was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. He was the only occupant in the van. Next of kin have been notified.

SPD Case Number: 09-2403

Media Contact: Watch Commander, phone: 864-1810; Release authorized by: Lt. Ben King

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd