July 11, 2022
Springfield Police Investigate Traffic Fatality
Springfield, Mo. – Springfield police responded to the intersection of Grant Avenue and Lynn Street at 11:34 p.m., on July 9, 2022, regarding a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles.
The initial investigation indicated a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling south on Grant when it entered the center turn lane to pass a 2014 Nissan Altima. The Monte Carlo then collided head-on with a northbound 2005 Volkswagen Touareg. The impact between the Monte Carlo and the Touareg caused the vehicles to spin, and the Monte Carlo then collided with the Nissan, which ran off the roadway. The driver and two passengers from the Monte Carlo were transported by ambulance to the hospital, where one passenger later died. The driver of the Monte Carlo was not arrested at that time as they were hospitalized for their injuries.
The passenger who died was identified as Lana K. Reed, 51, from Springfield. Reed’s family was 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 was the 10th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.
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Case number: 22-21812
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson