Car Hits Tree in S. Springfield, Killing Driver

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One woman is dead after her car hit a tree in Springfield Sunday morning.

According to a news release from the Springfield Police Department, Vanessa Johnson, 53, was driving west on Sunset Street when her car went off the road and hit a tree at 1003 W. Sunset.

Police were dispatched at 10:48 a.m.

She was taken to the emergency room at a Mercy Hospital and died of her injuries.

This is the eighth fatality crash in 2017 in Springfield.

Another woman was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on collision on Interstate 44.


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