July 20, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigate Fatality Hit and Run

Last night at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers were flagged down by a witness who stated he observed an accident involving a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Chestnut Expressway and Boonville. The witness followed the suspect vehicle, observing two males flee from the scene.

After responding to the area, officers located a male who fit the witness description as one of the potential occupants. Officers were able to speak with the male who was ultimately cooperative and provided details surrounding the event.

The investigation is on-going, and officers have not made an arrest while attempting to determine how the pedestrian was struck in the intersection. The pedestrian is identified as Christine Rumple, 4/21/57 F/W. Rumple's immediate family has been notified.

An arrest or possible charges are still possible, and further details will be released once detectives have had an opportunity to review the case fully.

SPD Case Number: 12-30072
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: A/Lt Brian Phillips

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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