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Springfield Crash Claims Teenager's Life

A fatal motor vehicle collision in Springfield claimed the life of a 19-year-old resident on Sunday.

The Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon, has identified the deceased as Doneille Burton, who passed away on August 6th at 4:55 a.m. Burton was rushed to the emergency room at HSHS St. John's Hospital by EMS after the motor vehicle collision in Springfield. Tragically, Burton's injuries proved fatal, and they were pronounced dead upon arrival.

Preliminary findings from the autopsy indicate that Burton suffered multiple blunt force injuries as a result of the collision. The Sangamon County Coroner's Office and the Springfield Police Department are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident to gather further details.


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