SPD Identifies Victim in Deadly Pedestrian Accident

The Springfield Police Department released the identity of the man killed in a pedestrian accident Sunday night at Kansas Expressway and Norton Road.

William “Joe” Wake of Springfield, 46, was crossing Kansas Expressway around 10:22 p.m. when he was struck by a 2004 Mazda 6 traveling southbound.

Wake was transported to Mercy where he died of his injuries.

The Mazda was driven by 24-year-old Timothy West of Amsterdam, Missouri. SPD investigators said that impairment of West is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Wake’s death is the 7th traffic related fatality in Springfield this year.

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