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January 25, 2022

Springfield Police Investigate Fatality Crash


Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Battlefield Road at 2:55 p.m., on January 23, 2022, regarding a single-vehicle crash.

The initial investigation indicated a 2011 Honda Element was traveling south from Battlefield on the on-ramp to merge onto U.S. Highway 65. The vehicle left the roadway, crossed an embankment to the west, and struck a concrete sound barrier. The driver later died at the hospital.

The driver, and only occupant, was identified as John M. Ferguson, a 58-year-old male from Springfield.  Mr. Ferguson's family has been notified.

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Officers with the department's Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has additional information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

This crash marks the first traffic fatality in Springfield in 2022.

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Case number: 22-2459

Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
417-864-1786

[email protected]

Release authorized by Captain Culley Wilson

Filed Under: Government, City

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