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One Person Dead, Two Injured after Serious Crash on 65 Highway in Springfield

Springfield Police say one person is dead after a multi-car crash on Highway 65 near I-44 in north Springfield.

Reports say the crash happened at around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning just passed the Valley Water Mill Road exit, when investigators say a car travelling northbound crossed into southbound traffic and hit another car.

The northbound driver was the one killed in the crash, but their identity has not been released at this time.

First responders say the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle suffered moderate injuries. It is not clear if they were taken to the hospital.

The crash closed down the highway for close to two hours, but crews were able to clean up the scene and reopen the road at around noon.