October 08, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigate Fatality Crash

The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred this morning at approximately 7:48 a.m. Details of the crash are as follows: A Queen City Roofing truck was SB on Kansas - stopped for a red light at Bennett - when it was rear-ended by a Chevy Tahoe, also SB. The driver of the Tahoe (Jesse D Piper, 29 yoa) died at the scene. The driver of the Queen City truck (Martin L Jones, 44 yoa) was transported to St. Johns with minor injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle. Probable contributing circumstances were speed and inattention.

Next of kin has been notified.

An autopsy will be conducted.

SPD Case Number: 11-43366
Media Contact: Officer Matt Brown
Release authorized by: Lt. Faye Barksdale

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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