Passenger's Death Reported Near Springfield After Accident
GREENE COUNTY — State highway officials notified next of kin of a fatal traffic accident involving an SUV that lost control early Monday morning four miles east of Springfield.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that passenger Kendi D. Highland, 29, died when the driver lost control of the vehicle, exiting the roadway. The SUV, traveling westbound on Farm Road 132, went airborne due to a hillcrest. It struck the ground and overturned
Officials stated the 20-year-old driver had minor injuries and the other occupant, 21, had serious injuries. Both were taken Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
The medical examiner pronounced Highland's death upon arrival.
This is fatality 33 for Troop D for 2013.