Springfield Police at the scene of an incident. (Photo by Shannon Cay)

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Ronny Sawyers, 25, from Springfield, died in a crash involving a motorcycle and car on Sept. 13.

The crash happened in the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Grand Street. It’s Springfield’s 19th fatal motor vehicle crash in 2023.

Officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the crash at 4:48 p.m. Savannah Grotjan, 23, from Springfield, was driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon northbound on Glenstone. As Grotjan was making a left turn to go west on Grand, Sawyers — riding a 2002 Honda Shadow — hit the passenger side of Grotjan’s car.

Sawyer was transported to a local hospital where he later died. His family has been identified.

The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Springfield Pollice Department at (417) 864-1810.

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