FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 4:12 p.m. on Aug. 31 at 1855 S. Ingram Mill Road in Springfield.
A Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Haile, 71, of Republic, was traveling southbound when it was struck nearly head-on by a Honda Civic driven by Andrew Beyer, 26, of Springfield.
A passenger in the Dodge Caliber, Hazel Haile, 67, of Republic, was transported to a hospital where she later died. Next of kin has been notified. Richard Haile and Beyer were both transported to a hospital with moderate injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation. Beyer is suspected of impairment, and that will be determined by lab testing. This marks the eleventh fatality crash in Springfield in 2017.
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Case number: 17-38398
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Stacey Parton