Teenager Dies After Weekend Crash In Springfield

An 18-year-old from Springfield has died from her injuries after a crash on Bennett this past Saturday.

The Springfield Police Department says Breanna Thomas died at a hospital on Friday.

Officers were called to a crash at before 2 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the 2500 block of W. Bennett.

Police say a black 2006 Nissan Altima driven by Austin Larue, 22, of Republic, was westbound at a high rate of speed.

After going over the railroad tracks, he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, hitting a concrete pillar.

Thomas was riding in the car and was seriously injured.

She was transported to a local hospital and has now died 6 days later.

Larue was also injured and was transported to the hospital, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

Police say impairment may have been a factor as well as other circumstances that are currently under investigation. 

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