For Immediate Release
Dec. 29, 2022
On Dec. 6, 2022, at 10:02 am, officers with the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to the area of Campbell Ave. and Walnut Lawn St. for a serious injury crash.
A 2004 Honda CR-V driven by 76-year-old Sharon Walker of Springfield was northbound on Campbell Ave. turning onto westbound Walnut Lawn St. Walker’s vehicle was struck by a southbound 2014 BMW i8 L12 driven by 44-year-old Steven Kitrel of Springfield.
Walker was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. She died of her injuries on Dec. 27, 2022. Walker’s next of kin has been notified.
Impairment is not believed to be a factor. The investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances of the crash. This marks the 27th fatality resulting from a motor vehicle crash in 2022.
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SPD Case #: 22-39326
Media Contact Cora Scott, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Jeremy Anderson