Springfield PD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a crash that led to the death of a pedestrian.

The incident at the intersection of Division and Benton took place Thursday morning.

Police identified the victim of the incident as 59-year-old Anthony Posten.

Police say that a 2012 Ford Econovan driven by Matthew Gingery of Ozark was heading eastbound on Division when he approached the Benton intersection. The van continued east and struck Posten who was walking south on the west side of the intersection. Posten died at a nearby medical facility after EMTs transported him from the scene.

Police say the light was consistently green for Gingery as he entered the intersection.

The investigation into the incident continues and anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department.

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