February 05, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Traffic Fatality at I-44 and Hwy. 65

Tate Muller, 18, was driving west bound on I-44 near the 65 interchange when he lost control of his vehicle causing the vehicle to overturn. Justin L. Scherpinsky, a 20-year-old passenger from Marshfield in the vehicle, died at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Muller was treated and release. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

SPD Case Number: #13-4980
Media Contact: Cora Scott at 417-380-3352

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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