Springfield man found in crash, dead; police investigating incident as a homicide

UPDATE @ 12:42 p.m.:  Springfield police are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man who was also involved in a vehicle accident.

Scott Williams drove through a red light at the intersection of South Spring Street and Selma Road late on Sunday evening when his car was struck by another vehicle, according to a press release from the City of Springfield.

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The victim was shot an unknown number of times before the accident, according to the press release, and investigators think the shooting occurred in the 100 block of Rice Street.

Officers reportedly located multiple bullet holes in the driver’s side door of the vehicle Scott was driving.

"Officers became involved in this incident when they were dispatched to the Spring Street and Selma Road on the report of a vehicle crash," said Springfield Police Division Chief Lee Graf. "It is possible that Williams was trying to drive himself to the hospital. The other party in the vehicle crash is in no way suspected in the shooting incident."

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The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries at Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to the release.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding the shooting call the Springfield Police Division at 937-324-7716.

UPDATE @ 7:58 a.m.: Springfield police are investigating as a homicide the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man found in a vehicle accident at Spring Street and Selma Road.

Scott Williams has been identified as the victim, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office, and the autopsy is to be performed today.

We're working for more details about what might have happened, but we've learned so far that Williams was shot elsewhere in the city and drove until he crashed at Spring and Selma.

Police were called about 11:52 p.m. Sunday about the traffic accident, according to the coroner’s office.


Springfield police are investigating a reported homicide in the area of Spring Street and Selma Road.

We have a crew on the way and we will update this developing report.

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