August 29, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Battlefield

At about 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, Springfield Police responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The elderly female victim was crossing Battlefield Road from south to north near Ferguson Avenue. Officers arrived to find the victim deceased. The driver of the vehicle that struck her was travelling eastbound when the crash occurred. He stopped and was on scene when officers arrived. Members of the Springfield Police Traffic section responded to conduct the investigation. Battlefield Road eastbound was shut down for several hours and westbound was restricted to one lane.

At this time no additional details are available and the victim’s name is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

SPD Case Number: 10-38172

Media Contact: Lt. Roger Moore, 417-874-2102; Release authorized by: Lt. Roger Moore

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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 •