FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department responded to an injury crash at Kansas Expressway and Mt. Vernon at 7:13 a.m. on March 31.
A 2001 Ford F-150, driven by Anthony Smith, 32, of Springfield, with a passenger, Viola Tuttle, 62, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on Kansas Expressway. The front of the vehicle struck a light pole at the southeast corner of the Kansas Expressway/Mt. Vernon intersection. Both Smith and Tuttle were transported to a local hospital. Tuttle was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Next of kin has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing.
This marks the ninth fatality crash in Springfield for 2016.
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Case number: 16-12523
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Sgt. Jeremy Anderson