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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At 7:53 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2019, Springfield Police Officers responded to U.S 65 Highway and Division Street regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
A 2013 Ford F-150, driven by 25-year-old Joseph Hays of Springfield, MO, was in the right outside lane of U.S 65 Highway traveling southbound when it struck a female pedestrian who entered the highway from the west to the east. The pedestrian died from injuries related to the crash at the scene.
The pedestrian’s identity will be released after next of kin notifications are made. Impairment is not suspected at this time. The investigation is on-going.
This is the thirteenth fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2019.
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Case number: 19-40443
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne