Springfield teen dies after a four-car crash on Highway 65

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Springfield Police have identified a teen who died in a car accident Saturday night.

According to a press release, the crash occurred when a gold Chevrolet Malibu traveled north on Eastgate from Sunshine Street, accelerated fast, then veered across the southbound lane, through a fence, and onto HWY 65 northbound.

Once the vehicle had stopped in the middle of the highway, it was struck head-on by a Volkswagen, then two more cars tried to stop but were unable to, causing a four-car collision.

The driver of the Malibu, 17-year-old Cole David Tedford, died from his injuries.

SPD says this is the 19th fatal car crash and the 21st crash-related death of 2020 in Springfield.

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