May 16, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Young Man Struck, Killed On US 65

This morning at 12:59 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was called to a pedestrian vs vehicle accident at Battlefield and US 65. Kristen L McLean (w/f, 10-9-89) was traveling southbound on US 65 just south of the Battlefield overpass when she struck Joshua L. Tucker (w/m, 2-22-93). Tucker was killed immediately. Tucker walked in front of a witnesses vehicle, also traveling south on US 65, but she was able to avoid striking him by swerving onto the shoulder. He then laid down in the outside lane where he was struck by McLean before she saw him and could react.

The SPD responded with a major accident investigation team to handle the scene. Immediate family has been notified. The body was taken by the Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy to be performed at a later date.

SPD Case Number: 12-20012
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: A/Lt. 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 •