Springfield, Mo. – On Sept. 13, 2023, at 4:48 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Glenstone and Grand.
Savannah Grotjan, 23, from Springfield, was driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon northbound on Glenstone. As Grotjan was making a left turn to go west on Grand, a southbound 2002 Honda Shadow, driven by Ronny Sawyers, 25, from Springfield, hit the passenger’s side of the Toyota.
Sawyers was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Sawyer’s family has been notified.
The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This was Springfield’s 19th fatal motor vehicle crash in 2023.
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Case number: 23-28846
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson