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Motorcyclist dies in north Springfield crash Saturday

Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 8:27 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2020 at 10:21 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A motorcyclist died in a crash Saturday night in north Springfield on Kearney Street.

Authorities say the victim was a man in his 20′s. He was sent to a hospital, but died from his injuries.

The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Kearney Street near North Fort Avenue. The motorcyclist was involved in a crash with another car. One person in that car suffered minor injuries.

Investigators say, according to the preliminary investigation, speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Springfield police continue to investigate the area and expect to be out for “an extended amount of time.”

The crash has caused significant traffic delays in the area. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route.

This is the third straight night Springfield police are investigating at least one crash involving a motorcycle. Police say one person died in a motorcycle crash Friday on North Glenstone Avenue.

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