SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department has released details regarding a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on April 26.
A silver SUV, traveling northbound on Kansas Expressway, drove onto the median in the area of Kansas Expressway and Division Street at about 5:33 a.m. Tuesday and struck a pedestrian waiting for traffic to clear before crossing the road, according to police.
Police say after hitting the pedestrian, the driver of the SUV drove off and was last seen westbound on Division Street.
The pedestrian, identified as 59-year-old Springfield resident Jerry Westmoreland, was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Officers investigated the crash and arrested a man with the help of the Bolivar Police Department.
Charges have not yet been filed against the driver of the SUV. The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone with additional information can contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.