OTC professor dies from injuries in a single-car crash on Sunday

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 4:17 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a deadly crash on Sunday in Springfield.

John M. Ferguson, 58, of Springfield died in the crash. Ferguson was a part-time instructor at Ozarks Technical College.

Police responded to the intersection of U.S. 65 and Battlefield Road around 3 p.m. Sunday regarding the single-vehicle crash. Investigators say Ferguson’s 2011 Honda Element was traveling south from Battlefield on the on-ramp to merge onto U.S. 65. Ferguson lost control of the vehicle, crossed an embankment to the west, and struck a concrete sound barrier.

Ferguson later died at the hospital.

Officers with the department’s Traffic Section ask anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

This crash marks the first traffic fatality in Springfield in 2022.

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