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Robert Scherff, 84, of Springfield, has died from injuries suffered in an April 4 crash. It’s Springfield’s 11th motor vehicle crash fatality in 2023.

The Springfield Police Department responded to a single-vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. that day, at Fort Avenue and Lindberg Street. A press release said a gold 1999 Buick Le Sabre, driven by Scherff, was southbound on Fort Avenue. As he approached Lindberg Street, he ran off the roadway and hit a light pole. 

Scherff suffered critical injuries in the crash. He died April 13. The circumstances involved in the crash remain under investigation.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger is the Reader Engagement Editor for the Springfield Daily Citizen, and the voice of its daily newsletter SGF A.M. He covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger