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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On September 26th at 7:33 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Campbell and Plainview to investigate a Leaving the Scene of a Crash. A 12-year-old male juvenile was walking southbound across Plainview in the crosswalk when a white SUV, traveling eastbound on Plainview, struck the juvenile. The SUV continued driving eastbound on Plainview and did not stop to assist the juvenile. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is on-going.
A witness at the scene described the SUV as a white mid-size SUV with a gold trim package. One witness described the SUV as possibly being a mid-size Lincoln SUV.
The Springfield Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or Police Headquarters at 417-864-1810.
SPD Case Number: 18-38467
Media Contact: Public Affairs Office Jasmine Bailey, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Robert Byrne
cc: Capt. K. Grizzell