SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department has released the identity of the pedestrian killed in a crash Wednesday, April 27 at about 9:30 am.
Harrison Charlesworth, a 33-year-old Springfield resident, was walking along the southbound Highway 65 shoulder. Police said he stepped into the right, outside lane of traffic and was struck by a dump truck.
The dump truck swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting the man and hit a red 2022 Chevrolet truck.
Charlesworth was taken to a local hospital where he later died. His family has been notified.
This was the fifth fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.