(From the Springfield Police Department)Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of Sunshine and Marion at 10:57 P.M., on October 9, 2021, regarding a single-vehicle crash.
The initial investigation indicated a red 2011 Kia Optima was eastbound on Sunshine approaching the intersection of Sunshine and Marion. The vehicle left the roadway on the south side of the intersection and struck a traffic signal pole. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to the hospital where he later died.
The deceased driver of the van was identified as Toby Holland, a 21-year-old male from Buffalo, Missouri. Family members of the deceased have been notified.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This motor vehicle crash marks the twenty-third traffic fatality in Springfield in 2021.