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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update: At 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 31, Darrell Bryant succumbed to his injuries. This marks the nineteenth fatality in Springfield in 2017. The investigation continues.
Original: Springfield police were dispatched to an injury crash involving a pedestrian at 6:38 a.m. on Dec. 22. A Honda Ridgeline, operated by Elvin Abney, 56, of Springfield, was making a left turn from the driveway of 2220 N. Glenstone, when it struck Darrell Bryant, 77, of Springfield, near the center lane of the road. Bryant was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Abney was not injured. The section of the road where this occurred was dark at the time, and there was no crosswalk. At this time, it is unclear which direction Bryant was traveling. The investigation is ongoing.
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Case number: 17-56318 Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 LCox@springfieldmo.gov Release authorized by: Lt. Stacey Parton