February 08, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Pedestrian Dies in Accident at Kansas and Battlefield

Yesterday (02-07-12), at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was called to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at Kansas and Battlefield. Upon arrival, officers found Mary Galenski (05/09/23 of Springfield) injured on the side of the road.

According to witnesses, Galenski stepped into traffic and was struck by a westbound vehicle in the intersection.

Galenski was transported to a local area hospital where she was pronounced dead this morning at 3:44 a.m. due to her injuries she sustained in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Galenski's immediate family has been notified.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
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