FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash near Norton and Barnes at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 29. A 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Steven Constance, 70, of Arkansas City, Kan., was westbound on I-44 when it went off the roadway to the north of the interstate. The vehicle traveled approximately 1,000 yards along the side of the highway and then crossed a water retention area south of a church at 3020 N. Barnes. The vehicle went airborne across Barnes and over the fence surrounding Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course, and it then came to rest on its roof after hitting a tree on the golf course. Constance died at the scene. It is believed the crash occurred as the result of a medical emergency. His cause of death has not been confirmed. Next of kin has been notified.
This marks the sixteenth fatality crash in Springfield for 2017.
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Case number: 17-48197
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer