SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Sierra Claxton, 31, of Lebanon may face serious charges after she was determined to be the driver of a van in a hit-and-run crash last week. This isn’t her first serious run-in with the law according to records. The crash left the victim, 71 year-old Shirley Ducker in critical condition, she later died.
Ducker, of Springfield, was a passenger in a 1999 maroon Chrysler van that ran a red light on National Avenue and was struck by an SUV/
A press release from Springfield police identified Claxton as the operator, who was originally believed to be a passenger inthe van which ran the red light and caused an wreck with a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse last week. Video evidence from local businesses showed Claxton entering the driver’s seat of the maroon 1999 Plymouth van and driving away, according to investigators.
Claxton and Ducker were not wearing seat belts during the crash, which took place at 8:01 p.m. Dec. 16, the release stated.
The driver of the SUV was 53-year-old Terry Nolte, of Ozark,
Formal charges have not been brought.
Online court records show she is awaiting a court setting scheduled on January 3rd 2018 for a felony drug possession charge.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.
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