For Immediate Release
Police Investigate Commercial Street Fatility Crash
The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatality crash that occurred at 12:23 p.m. on 12-1-10 in the 1700 block of E. Commercial. A 2001 Dodge Dakota, driven by a 24 year old Springfield man, was traveling eastbound on Commercial and struck head on, a westbound 1998 Ford Windstar. It is suspected the driver of the Dakota may have struck the curb, overcorrected, and then collided with the Windstar. The Windstar was driven by 54 year old Joy Wand, also of Springfield. Joy Wand was transported from the scene and pronounced dead at a local hospital at 2:20 p.m. She was not ejected and was wearing a seatbelt.
The other driver was uninjured, and no arrests or charges have been made at this time. The crash is still under investigation and an autopsy is to be scheduled at a later date.
SPD Case Number: 10-53273
Media Contact: Lt. Kirk Manlove, phone: 864-1722.
Release authorized by: Lt. Kirk Manlove