Child dies in 2-car crash on U.S. 65 in Springfield on Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A deadly crash on U.S. 65 in east Springfield Monday night killed a child.

It happened just after 7 p.m. at Division Street and U.S 65. Police closed the northbound lanes for hours while they investigated.

The crash killed an 11-year-old passenger after her car was hit in the back. The victim's name has not been released. The crash sent the girl's car into a guardrail, then off of the highway. The driver of the child's car and a teenaged passenger suffered injuries in the crash. Police say the other driver did not suffer any injuries.

Investigators say foul play or impairment is not suspected.

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