Springfield, Mo - On July 22, 2023, at approximately 7:03 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash at Kansas Expressway and Sunshine Ave.
A juvenile driving a 2015 Chrysler 200 southbound on Kansas Expressway entered the intersection at Sunshine Ave., hitting a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 37-year-old man. The collision caused the Malibu and Chrysler to hit a 2011 Mazda 3, a 2003 Honda Accord, and a 2008 Buick Lucerne.
The driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene and the family has not yet been notified.
The driver of the Mazda was transported to the hospital with moderate injures and a passenger of the Chrysler was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Speed and alcohol were believed to be a factor in the crash.
The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.
Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS or online at p3tips.com.
This was Springfield’s 15th motor vehicle fatality in 2023.
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Case number: 23-22211
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson