FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at National Avenue and Walnut Lawn Street at 4:29 p.m. on Oct. 17. A 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by George D. Boyd, 91, of Springfield, was northbound in the left turn lane of National. A 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Colleen M. Handle, 33, of Springfield, was southbound on National in the outside lane. The LeSabre made a left turn as the Malibu entered the intersection, and the vehicles collided. Boyd was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 18. Next of kin has been notified. No other injuries were reported. There was no indication of intoxication. The investigation is ongoing.
This marks the nineteenth fatality crash in Springfield in 2016.
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Case number: 16-43701
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Stacey Parton