Springfield officer hurt in crash with semi truck

SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield officer has been injured in a crash involving a semi truck near the intersection of North Fountain Avenue and East Columbia Street, according to Springfield dispatch records.

Dispatchers said that around 3:16 a.m., a semi and a patrol vehicle crashed, injuring the officer. The officer was taken to the hospital, and it was unknown whether the driver of the semi was injured.

A hazmat team was called to the scene because the semi was leaking diesel fuel, police said.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with any new information.