FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury car crash at 1003 W. Sunset at 10:48 a.m. on June 18. A Nissan Sentra driven by Vanessa Johnson, 53, was traveling westbound on Sunset when it left the roadway and struck a tree in the median. Johnson was transported to a hospital where she died of her injuries. Next of kin has been notified.
This marks the eighth fatality crash in Springfield for 2017.
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Case number: 17-26442
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: A/Maj. Ben King