FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 5, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate N. Old Orchard Pedestrian Fatality
On Sept. 5, 2020, at 2:02 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the 1900 block of North Old Orchard Avenue regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and a pedestrian.
The initial investigation indicated the Dodge pickup was backing eastbound out of the driveway of a residence in the 1900 block of North Old Orchard Avenue when it struck a pedestrian, identified as 44-year-old Trampus Bell, of Springfield, MO, who was walking behind the pickup in the residence’s driveway. Bell was transported to an area hospital where he died from injuries related to the crash.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash. Next of kin has been notified. There is evidence of impairment regarding this crash. This is the 14th fatality motor vehicle crash and the 16th total crash-related death of 2020 for Springfield.
SPD Case #: 20-29503
Media Contact Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne