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October 21, 2014, 10:11 pm
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One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Crash In Springfield


A 23-year-old Springfield man is dead after the car he was in was struck by a semi early Wednesday.  Octavio Ascencio-Ramirez was a passenger in the car, which turned in front of the semi at South Grand and Dirksen, around 2:30am.  The driver of the car, 22-year-old Krista Spencer of Tallula, was treated for injuries that police say were not life-threatening.  Citations are pending as the investigation continues.


ORIGINAL STORY: Springfield police continue to investigate a crash early Wednesday that killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

The accident happened around 2:30am at the corner of South Grand and Dirksen.  Police say a passenger vehicle was eastbound on South Grand and attempted to turn north onto Dirksen.  The vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a westbound semi tractor-trailer.

The passenger in the car was killed and the driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that police describe as non-life-threatening.  The semi driver was uninjured.  No citations have yet been issued in the crash, which closed that busy intersection for several hours.

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