UPDATE: Woman Who Died In Crash At Scenic And Mt. Vernon Identified

A crash at Scenic and Mount Vernon in Springfield has left one person dead.

Police tried to approach Tommy Morris Jr. at the Price Cutter on West Bypass. Officers say they saw him hit a man pushing a shopping cart with his car. 

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Morris fled the scene and police began a pursuit but lost the driver at Scenic and Catalpa.

Officers in the area tried to relocate Morris, but didn't come across him again until they arrived at the scene of the crash. Three other vehicles were involved, one hit t-bone style. 

Dana Nichole Sowards, 31, of Nixa, was trapped in the wreckage and was confirmed dead at the scene. 

Morris left in an ambulance and was in handcuffs. He has a drug felony warrant. 

Crime scene tape has been put up in the area.

 

 

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