FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, Mo. - On March 8, 2023, at 5:01 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the area of Republic Road and National regarding a motor vehicle crash.
A red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Christopher Coburn (51 of Springfield), was westbound on Republic Road when the vehicle swerved to the left and ran off the south side of the street. The vehicle struck a culvert constructed of landscaping blocks and came to rest. Coburn was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The family of Mr. Coburn has been notified.
Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances involved in the crash. This was the 7th fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2023.
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SPD Case #: 23-06969
Media Contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement
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