February 23, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Injury Accident Updated to a Fatality

On Tuesday, 2/21/12, the Springfield Police Department worked an injury accident involving a Lexus at the intersection US 60 and US 65. Billy J. Rettig (w/m 1/9/26) from Branson, MO was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. He was driving southbound on US 65 to go westbound onto US 60 when he drifted off the road. He was transported to a local hospital where he died last night. Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

SPD Case Number: 12-7051
Media Contact: Officer Pam Gianopulos, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Sgt. Tom Luellen

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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