November 13, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Scooter fatality under investigation

At 9:38 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, officers responded to a scooter accident near the intersection of Grant and Chestnut Expressway.

The operator of the scooter, Sarah A. Cook, 52, of Springfield, drove through the grass on the south side of Chestnut Expressway, east of Grant. She drove north across the eastbound lanes of traffic, struck the median, and was thrown from the scooter while not wearing a helmet. Cook and the scooter came to rest in the westbound lanes of Chestnut Expressway. She was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

This accident is currently under investigation.

Case #13-47811
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Sgt. Tom Royal

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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