SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 3 died in a hospital on Tuesday. Robert Pfister, 38, lived in Springfield.
The crash was near West Walnut Street at Cloud Avenue about 9:49 a.m. Police say an eastbound 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by a 34-year-old woman from Springfield hit a 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Pfister. The Fusion was facing south, blocking the eastbound lane of Walnut.
The Dakota's driver reported minor injuries. Paramedics took Pfister to a hospital but he died from his injuries.
Police say they found no evidence of impairment by either driver, but the investigation is ongoing.
Pfister is the first fatality from a crash in Springfield this year.