Incident:                            Hit & Run Arrest                                          
Location:                            58th Street/Main Street
Case Number:                   19-5383
Date/Time:                        7/11/19 @ 1020 hrs.
Subject:                              SEIVENO-LAWLESS, Denese Danet, 54, Springfield
Charges:                             DUII (felony), Hit and Run (Felony), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering 

On July 11th, 2019 at 10:20 am, Springfield Police were dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of 58th Street and Main Street.  Moments later, witnesses reported the vehicle involved in the crash had departed.  One observant witness was able to provide a vehicle description and license plate number of the involved vehicle and also provided a direction of travel.   One of the responding SPD units located the suspect vehicle and driver a short time later.  Further investigation revealed the driver was driving intoxicated when the crash occurred.

Crash investigators determined the pedestrian that was struck was in a wheelchair at the time and was lawfully using the designated crosswalk.  He was transported by medics to Riverbend Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergeant George Crolly or Lt. Russ Boring at (541) 726-3714.

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sergeant George Crolly