Sept. 4, 2022
Fatal single-vehicle crash
Springfield, Mo. – On Sept. 3, 2022, at 8:05 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at Grant and Meadowmere.
A red 2007 Ford Ranger driven by Joshua Stone, 28, from Springfield, was speeding southbound on Grant from Meadowmere when he lost control and ran off the road. Kyle Carlisle, 19, from Springfield, was a passenger in the cab, and both Kaylee Fields, 19, from Humansville, and Elijah Smith, 19, from Springfield, were passengers in the bed of the truck. The vehicle struck a utility pole, chain link fence, and tree before rolling over, ejecting Smith and Fields.
All four individuals in the truck were transported by EMS to the hospital. Carlisle and Stone had minor injuries. Smith was listed in critical but stable condition. Fields, also four months pregnant, succumbed to her injuries. Fields’ family has been notified.
The investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances involved in the crash.
This was the 17th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.
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Case number: 22-28640
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson