Police identify driver in deadly crash in west Springfield Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police identified a driver who died after crashing into several buildings in west Springfield.

The crash happened in the Elfindale Center off of Sunshine Street shortly before noon. Police say Elaine Gould, 84, of Springfield, suffered an apparent medical episode while backing out of her garage. She then struck several buildings before eventually crossing Elfindale and colliding into a local dentist office.

Emergency crews performed life-saving measures at the scene. Gould later died at a Springfield hospital.

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