FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2021
Springfield Police Continue Investigation into July 11th Pedestrian Fatality
The Springfield Police Department’s Traffic Section continues to investigate a pedestrian fatality that occurred on July 11, 2021, at the intersection of Sunshine St. and Moore Road. Officers were called to the intersection at 1:57 a.m. after two vehicles struck a pedestrian.
The initial investigation indicated the pedestrian was walking south across Sunshine St. near Moore Road. A 2015 Subaru Forester was traveling west on Sunshine approaching Moore Road and struck the pedestrian in the roadway. A second vehicle traveling behind the Subaru also struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the Subaru was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
Officers identified the pedestrian 30-year-old Jose Maiano Tumax-Sapon from Springfield. Detectives were recently able to contact and notify his family.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This is the eleventh fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2021.
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Case number: 21-23984
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Capt. Culley Wilson