FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2021
Oct. 8th Crash at Fort and Sunshine Turns Fatal
On Oct. 19, 2021, 40-year-old Catherine Williams from Springfield, MO, died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash early this month.
On Oct. 8, 2021, at 6:13 a.m., Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of Fort and Sunshine regarding a two-vehicle crash.
The initial investigation indicates a 2019 Nissan Murano was northbound on Fort approaching the intersection with Sunshine. A 2009 Ford Focus, driven by Ms. Williams, was southbound on Fort and began a turn east on Sunshine. A collision occurred between the two vehicles that resulted in both drivers being transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
We have been in contact with Ms. Williams’ family and they have been notified of her passing.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This motor vehicle crash marks the 24th traffic fatality in Springfield in 2021.
Case number: 21-36315
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Capt. Culley Wilson