SPD Releases Name of Pedestrian Killed in Crash

The Springfield Police Department has released the name of the woman killed when they were hit by a car near Kansas Expressway and Interstate 44.

Just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, a woman who had been walking in the merge lane was struck by a driver entering the merge lane. The woman was identified as Deanna R. Fink-Gonzalez. The 45-year-old woman died at a nearby hospital.

The driver, 37-year-old Laine Smith of Springfield, was not impaired at the time of the accident.

The investigation into Springfleld’s 11th fatality motor vehicle crash of 2019 is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department.

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