Man arrested in Springfield for fatal motor vehicle crash

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — According to the Springfield Police, a car suspected to be involved in a fatality crash has lead to the arrest of 27-year-old Shannon J. Shaffer.

On July 26, the Springfield police located a Ford Escape that was believed to be involved in the theft of a budget rental truck that was subsequently involved in a fatal crash that happened at Campbell Avenue and Republic Road on July 18.

The charges filed are for 2nd Degree Murder, five counts of 2nd Degree Assault, three counts of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, 1st Degree Tampering and Driving while License Revoked with no bond.

Shaffer is being held without bond.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone who has information should call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or call Crime Stoppers at 417-869 8477.

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