FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 10, 2019
SPD Investigates Single-Vehicle Fatal Wreck
On Oct. 9, 2019, at 9:56 p.m., Springfield Police Officers responded to the area of Kearney Street and U.S. Highway 65 regarding a motor vehicle crash.
A 2000 GMC Sonoma, driven by Steven French age 68 of Fair Grove, MO, was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of Kearney approaching U.S. Highway 65. The Sonoma struck a concrete curb in the center of Kearney and continued onto the concrete median where it struck a traffic signal pole.
French, the sole occupant of the Sonoma, was transported to an area medical facility where he died from injuries related to the crash. Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is on-going. This is the twelfth fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield during 2019.
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Case number: 19-39893
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne