Update Sunday evening: Prosecutors have charged Andrew Matthew Lynch with 8 counts including 3 counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Jamin, Kimberly, and Braeden Seabert.
The man who allegedly went on a rampage in a truck Saturday night through parts of north Springfield that left several dead has been identified.
Andrew Matthew Lynch, 29, (pictured above) is in the Greene County Jail in connection to his crazed driving on Saturday night. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Lynch is booked for Careless & Imprudent Driving involving an Accident, Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing Creating Substantial Risk, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death and DWI Causing Death of 2 or More.
Charges have not yet been filed by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, but it is likely charges beyond those listed in Lynch’s booking will be brought against him.
Additional information released to the press after our initial story on the incident included identification of those killed.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Lynch approached the intersection of Glenstone and Kearney, where he hit a Ford F-150 that was stopped at the intersection for a red light. His truck then continued through the intersection and hit a Ford Fusion so hard that it knocked it into a second vehicle.
The three people killed were in the Ford Fusion: Jamin Seabert, 41, Kimberly Seabert, 39, and Braeden Seabert, 19, all living in Branson West according to their social media pages. All three of them were wearing their seat belts.
After the crash at Glenstone and Kearney left his truck immobilized, Lynch then fled the scene on foot where he was arrested a short time later by Springfield Police and Greene County Deputies.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Seabert family,” Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott said in a statement. “We are mourning their loss while trying to unravel the motive that caused Lynch to endanger lives all over Northern Greene County. Prior to any known contact with Law enforcement, Lynch placed multiple lives in jeopardy by driving recklessly at dangerous speeds, nearly running down pedestrians, driving into head on traffic, and causing multiple crashes.”
Lynch is currently being held without bond. No attorney has been listed for Lynch.