Springfield Police identified the motorcyclist who died Tuesday when his motorcycle was struck by a truck.
Steven N. Janssen, 20, from Edwardsville, Illinois died at the scene. His family has been notified.
According to a release, the crash happened at the intersection of West Bypass and Grand at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday.
The initial investigation indicated a black 2022 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Janssen was northbound in the right, outside lane of West Bypass. A gray 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was southbound on West Bypass and turned left to go eastbound on Grand. The Chevy Silverado crossed the motorcycle’s path, resulting in a collision.
The driver of the Chevy Silverado was identified as Daniel J. Butts, 45, of Springfield. Butts was arrested for DWI and booked into the Greene County Jail, the release said.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has additional information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This is the sixth fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.