July 18, 2022
Pedestrian killed in motor vehicle crash
Springfield, Mo. – On July 16, 2022, at 10:35 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle the 4100 block of west Chestnut Expressway.
Rebecca Cary, 24, from Odessa, Texas, was walking westbound in the center turn lane of Chestnut Expressway, just west of Orchard Crest. A 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Tommy Arcudia, 59, from Springfield, was westbound in the center turn lane when it hit Cary. Cary was transported to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Cary’s family has been notified. Impairment is not a factor in the crash.
The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash. Anyone with information about this incident can call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This incident is the 13th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.
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Case number: 22-22611
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Sgt. Steve Ramey