A Springfield teen died in a fatal motorcycle crash in north Springfield Sunday night.
According to a release, Springfield police were investigating a motor vehicle crash at Kearney and Robberson streets around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. During the investigation, officers used a patrol car with emergency lights to block the westbound lanes, allowing a tow truck to tow the disabled vehicle.
At 9:10 p.m., a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle traveling west on Kearney Street approached the previous accident scene at a high rate of speed, the release said. The driver lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and finally, the vehicle being towed.
The release said officers immediately rendered aid to the motorcycle rider, but he died at the scene.
The motorcycle driver was identified as Blake Jones, 18, from Springfield. Jones’ family has been notified.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This was the 11th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.