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A 61-year-old Springfield man died in a two-vehicle collision at Chestnut Expressway and Cedarbrook Avenue at 1:10 a.m. today, June 11.

Charles Crowder died. He was driving a Chevrolet Colorado westbound on Chestnut approaching Cedarbrook, according to Springfield police.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Dallas Morris, 26, from Springfield, was traveling southbound on Cedarbrook. The two vehicles collided in the intersection and the Chevrolet Colorado then struck a utility pole.

Crowder was transported to a Springfield hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Springfield police are investigating the circumstances of the accident. Anyone with information is requested to contact Springfield police at (417) 864-1810 or the tips hotline at 417-869-TIPS. 

This was Springfield’s 10th fatal motor vehicle crash in 2024.

Steve Pokin

Steve Pokin writes the Pokin Around and The Answer Man columns for the Hauxeda. He also writes about criminal justice issues. He can be reached at His office line is 417-837-3661. More by Steve Pokin