Fatality identified in Springfield entrapment crash at John Street

UPDATE @ 1:45 p.m. (June 4): A 35-year-old woman is the fatality in Sunday's two-vehicle collision at John Street and Portage Path, Springfield police said in an accident report.

Jessica Cydrus was driving a Toyota Camry east on John about 4:15 p.m. when an SUV police said was speeding drove through a stop sign at Porage Path, and smashed into the driver's side of the vehicle.

A passenger in the Camry, Jamie Salters, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The driver of the SUV, 18-year-old Micah Byrd of Springfield, was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to the police division report.


One person died and two others were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Sunday afternoon.

Springfield police said a Camry Toyota was going east on John Street around 4:15 p.m. when a SUV that was speeding drove through a stop sign at Portage Path, smashing into the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The Camry came to a rest against a telephone pole.

The female driver of the Camry died. The female passenger was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. The male driver of the Saturn Vue was also injured.

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Witnesses said three passengers from the Saturn Vue fled the scene, police said.

Marcus Settles, a Springfield resident and family member of the fatal victim, said “she was just a mother.”

“She really enjoyed life, she was a great person, and she was a great friend of mine,” he said. “She was a friend to be around, a lot of fun. We had a lot of good times, and we enjoyed life together. I remember her as just an all around good person who enjoyed life.”

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This news organization is not naming the victim until officials notify all next of kin and release her identity.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash. Police have not said if the driver of the SUV will face charges.

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