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Illinois Woman Dies in One-Car Crash on I-44

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An Illinois woman died Monday on I-44, two miles west of Springfield, after a one-car accident, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An Illinois woman died Monday on I-44, two miles west of Springfield, after a one-car accident, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to an accident report, Richard Walz, 84, and his wife Audry Walz, 85, both of Quincy, Ill., were driving eastbound on I-44 around 10 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Richard Walz reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, striking a guard rail head-on and then the passenger side of the vehivle.

Audry Walz was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:58 a.m. by Greene County Medical Examiner Tom Van De Berg.
 
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