Oct. 5, 2022
Pedestrian killed in single-vehicle crash
Springfield, Mo. – On Oct. 4, 2022, at approximately 7:28 a.m., Springfield Police responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Republic Road and Fremont Avenue. A pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.
Ronnie Highbear, 35, from Rapid City, South Dakota, was walking northbound across Republic Road when he was struck by a 2019 Nissan Rogue traveling eastbound. The Nissan Rogue was driven by Ryan Morris, 31, of Ash Grove.
Highbear was transported to the hospital where he later died. Highbear’s family has been notified.
Impairment is not suspected as a factor in this incident. The circumstances involved in the crash are under investigation.
This was the 20th traffic fatality in Springfield in 2022.
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Case number: 22-32161
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson