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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 1, 2021
On Aug. 27, 2021, at 9:42 p.m., Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of Cherry and Glenstone for a traffic crash involving two motor vehicles and a semi-truck tractor-trailer.
The initial investigation indicates a Nissan pick-up was traveling through the intersection at Cherry and Glenstone when it struck a Kia Soul. The force of the impact propelled the Kia into the windshield and cab of a southbound semi-truck. The semi-truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Kia was transported to the hospital where she later died. The driver of the Nissan was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Springfield Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to conduct the investigation. Impairment of the driver of the Nissan pick-up was believed to be a factor and investigators are awaiting toxicology results.
The driver of the semi-truck was identified as Felix Gonzalez, a 57-year-old male from Springfield. The driver of the Kia Soul was identified as Amber Kendall, a 25-year-old female from Springfield. Notifications have been made to both victims’ families.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This motor vehicle crash marks the eighteenth and nineteenth traffic fatalities in Springfield in 2021.
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Case number: 21-30537
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786[email protected]
Release authorized by Capt. Culley Wilson