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Missouri Highway Patrol arrests driver accused of crashing into multiple cars, home in southwest Springfield

Highway Patrol arrested driver in hit-and-run crash.
Highway Patrol arrested driver in hit-and-run crash.(ky3)
Published: May. 11, 2021 at 9:05 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 3:42 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A man wanted in connection to a hit-and-run crash damaging multiple cars and a home in southwest Springfield faces several charges.

Demetrius Tyree Wilson, 34, faces two charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a revoked or suspended license. Troopers say this is Wilson’s third offense of driving with a revoked license.

Demetrius Tyree Wilson/Greene County Jail
Demetrius Tyree Wilson/Greene County Jail(ky3)

The crash happened late Friday night. Investigators say Wilson crashed into a truck parked in the driveway of the home. The force of the crash sent the truck into the home, through the garage door. The family estimates the damage is more than tens of thousands of dollars.

The owners of the home caught Wilson’s truck on surveillance, giving the license plate number to investigators.

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers also arrested Wilson’s girlfriend for hindering prosecution. Investigators say she shared images of the damaged truck with a friend, then asking her to delete them.

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