Police identify victim of deadly crash in Springfield Wednesday night

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police identified the victim of a deadly crash in Springfield late Wednesday night.

Steven French, 68, of Fair Grove, Mo. died in the crash.

Officers responded to the crash around 10 p.m. near Kearney and U.S. 65. Investigators say French was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of Kearney approaching U.S. 65 when his truck struck a concrete curb. It then continued onto the median where the truck then hit a traffic signal pole.

French was the only passenger in the truck. This is the twelfth fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield during 2019.

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