February 09, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fatality Accident on James River Freeway

At 9:03 a.m, Feb. 9, a Springfield woman was driving eastbound on James River Freeway just east of Republic Road when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway, travelled down an embankment and struck a sign on the side of the road. The woman had just passed another vehicle and was maneuvering back into the right lane when she lost control of her vehicle. There were two children present in the vehicle that had minor injuries and were transported to a local area hospital where they are expected to make a full recovery. The female was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Immediate family has been notified, however there are other family members who officers are still attempting to contact. Further information will be released when it becomes available.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Jim McCulloch

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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
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