A 2013 Ford F-150, driven by 25-year-old Joseph Hays of Springfield, MO, was in the right outside lane of U.S 65 Highway traveling southbound when it struck a female pedestrian who entered the highway from the west to the east. The pedestrian died from injuries related to the crash at the scene.
The pedestrian has been identified as 26-year-old Cicily R. Heimburg. Next of kin notifications have been made. Impairment is not suspected at this time. The investigation is on-going.
This is the thirteenth fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2019.