Man Sentenced For Fatal Rental Truck Crash

A Springfield man has been sentenced for causing a crash that killed one man and injured five others.

Shannon Shaffer Jr. pleaded guilty to 11 total charges for his role in several hit and run crashes in Springfield on July 18th, 2019.

Shaffer was convicted for stealing a Budget Rental truck, then causing multiple crashes around the city, including one at Campbell and Republic Road, which killed Matthew Brown, who managed public safety officers at Missouri State University.

Judge Tom Mountjoy ultimately sentenced Shaffer to 90 years total for all 11 charges.

However, the sentences will be served concurrently.

He will be required to serve 85 per cent of his 30-year sentence until he is eligible for parole.

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