January 21, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Crash on Highway 65 Causes Closure

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred this morning at 10:00 a.m. on Highway 65 at Catalpa. Witnesses observed a northbound tractor- trailer lose control and strike the bridge abutment at Catalpa. In addition to the Springfield Police Department, the Springfield Fire Department, MODOT, and Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Inspectors are also assisting on scene.

Northbound Highway 65 traffic is currently closed from Sunshine to Chestnut Expressway and will be for at least 8-9 hours. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area due to high traffic congestion.

SPD Case Number: 09-3167

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

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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