FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2022
Springfield Police investigate fatal vehicle crash
Springfield, Mo. – On March 17, 2022, at 6:30 a.m., the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Grand and Glenstone in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.
A 2014 Ford Transit, driven by Michael Robinson, 55, of Springfield, Missouri, was southbound on Glenstone in the right lane. The pedestrian, Mantak Chiu, 82, of Springfield, was westbound in the crosswalk, south of the intersection. The front of the Ford Transit struck the right side of Chiu. Chiu was pronounced deceased at the scene.
There were no indications of impairment, but the investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances involved in the crash. Next of kin has been notified.
This is Springfield’s third traffic fatality, but first pedestrian fatality in 2022.
Case number: 22-8450
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by A/Lt. Steve Ramey