Springfield Police Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

Press Release From The Springfield Police Department

December 14, 2021

Springfield Police Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

Springfield police responded to the 3800 block of West Chestnut Expressway at 6:20 P.M., on December 10, 2021, regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.  

The initial investigation indicated a 2006 Chevy Impala made a left turn to travel East on Chestnut Expressway from Eldon Avenue and struck a pedestrian who was walking northbound across Chestnut Expressway. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

The pedestrian was identified as Matthew Wood, a 43-year-old male from Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Wood’s family has been notified.   

The driver of the 2006 Chevy Impala, David Busick, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  No charges have been filed at this time as lab results are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are asking anyone who has additional information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.  

This motor vehicle crash marks the 29th traffic fatality in Springfield in 2021.

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Case number: 21-44233

Media Contact: Lt. Jennifer Charleston
Release authorized by: Capt. Culley Wilson 

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