FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Feb.. 15 at 6:34 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the area of National and Lakewood regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.
A gray 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by Edwin Atterberry (76, of Springfield), was eastbound on Lakewood, and made a left turn to go onto northbound National. The Chrysler struck a westbound Orbea Gain bicycle ridden by Samuel Sullivan (79, of Springfield). Sullivan was transported to Cox South Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 18. Sullivan's family have been notified. Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances involved in the crash. This was the fifth fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2023.
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SPD Case #: 23-4739
Media Contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement
Release authorized by: Major Parton