Passenger Dies One Week After Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The passenger of a crash that happened on December 16 at National and Trafficway has succumbed to her injuries on Saturday night.

According to a Springfield Police Department press release, Shirley Ducker, 71, of Springfield passed away at 6:43 p.m. on December 23. 

Ducker along with driver Sierra Claxton, 31, of Lebanon, were transported to the hospital after Claxton ran a ran light going northbound on National and struck a vehicle traveling eastbound. 

According to the release, neither were wearing seatbelts. Claxton was treated and released from the hospital and arrested for a warrant. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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