FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2021
Springfield Police Investigate Fatality Crash on West Bypass
On Oct. 31, 2021 at 8:10 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 2200 South West Bypass regarding two motor vehicles involved in a head-on collision.
The initial investigation indicated a 2016 Chevy Silverado was being driven northbound on West Bypass when it crossed over the median and struck a southbound 2018 Honda Passport head-on. The passenger in the Honda Passport died at the scene of the crash. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries.
The deceased passenger was identified as Linda J. Ward, a 72-year-old female from Springfield, Mo. Family members of the deceased have been notified.
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 27th traffic fatality in Springfield in 2021.
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Case number: 21-39284
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Capt. Culley Wilson