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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Glenstone and James River Expressway at 7:34 p.m. on Feb. 15. A 2005 Toyota Tundra driven by Charles Whaley, 27, of Clever, was traveling westbound on the on-ramp from Glenstone onto James River Expressway when it struck a male pedestrian who was crossing northbound. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries on scene. He has been identified as Kevin W. Mitchell, 48, of Springfield. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing, and impairment of the driver is not believed to be a factor in this crash.This marks the third fatality crash in Springfield for 2018.
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Case number: 18-6299 Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 LCox@springfieldmo.gov Release authorized by: Sgt. Jeremy Anderson