For Immediate Release
Police Investigate Fatality Accident on Division
On 08/27/12 at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of West Division for a motor vehicle crash where witnesses observed a white SUV being driven in an erratic manner as it traveled west bound at a high rate of speed.
The SUV failed to negotiate the turn in the 3000 Block of West Division and struck a fully loaded tractor-trailer head on. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other occupants of the SUV were transported to a local area hospital where two are listed in critical condition and one is listed as stable. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin has been made.
The crash is still under investigation.
SPD Case Number: 12-36126
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt Brian Phillips