FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2019
SPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian v. Van Crash
On Sept. 12, 2019, at 07:22 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Division and Benton regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
A white 2012 Ford Econovan, driven by 45-year-old Matthew Gingery of Ozark, MO, was traveling eastbound on Division approaching the intersection at Benton. The Ford van continued east on Division and struck 59-year-old Anthony E. Posten, who was walking south on the west side of the intersection. Mr. Posten was transported by EMS to an area medical facility where he died from injuries related to the crash. Next of kin have been notified.
Division and Benton is an intersection controlled by an electric traffic signal. Initial information indicates the van had a solid green light as it was approaching the intersection. Impairment is not suspected at this time. The investigation is on-going as to the circumstances involved in the crash. This is the tenth fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield during 2019.
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Case number: 19-35566
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by: Lt. Robert Byrne