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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2017 -- Donald E. Bailey, 25, was charged today by the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
This charge is merely an accusation, and Bailey is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Jan. 17, 2016 -- The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Catalpa and Scenic at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 16. A bicyclist, Darion L. Sands, 27, of Springfield, was traveling westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Ford Fusion traveling northbound on Scenic. Sands was ejected from the bicycle. After the initial collision, the Fusion, driven by Donald E. Bailey, 24, of Springfield, ran off the roadway and rolled over. Bailey was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Bailey and Sands were both transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. At 6:07 a.m. on Jan. 17, Sands succumbed to his injuries. Next of kin has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing.
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Case number: 16-2065 Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 LCox@springfieldmo.gov Release authorized by: Capt. Ben King