A Springfield man is dead after he tried evading officers to avoid a traffic stop.
Police say David Mims, 18, didn’t come to a complete stop at 10th and Cornell, and took off when officers tried to pull him over. Mims crashed into a tree at 9th and Stanford and was trapped in the car. He was taken to St. Johns with life threatening injuries, where he later died.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.