UPDATE 10/15/2023: The person killed in an overnight crash near Sunshine Street and National Avenue has been identified.
Domingues Buenrostro, 26, of Springfield was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Buenrostro was a passenger in a 2016 Toyota Rav4 that was rear-ended by a speeding 2014 Ford Taurus.
The drivers of both the Ford and Toyota were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
This is Springfield’s 22nd fatal motor vehicle crash for 2023.
UPDATE 12:45 A.M. – Springfield police confirm one person is dead after a crash involving two cars at Sunshine Street and National Avenue.
Lieutenant Curt Ringgold said the crash happened at 11:15 p.m. on Saturday. Ringgold said witnesses saw a car driving at a high rate of speed going eastbound on Sunshine just before the crash. Ringgold said the speeding car rear-ended a stalled car facing eastbound at the intersection.
Ringgold said the person who died was a passenger in the car that was rear-ended. He said the driver of the speeding car is in serious condition and the driver of the rear-ended car is in critical condition.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield police are investigating a major car crash at the intersection of Sunshine Street and National Avenue.
The police department posted on Facebook just after 11 p.m. Saturday night saying the entire intersection was closed so officers could investigate. A total of two cars were involved in the crash.
Springfield police also said two people were taken to the hospital with significant injuries.
This is a developing story. We will update this article as we learn more information.