April 12, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Accident Claims Life of Motorcyclist

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatal one-vehicle motorcycle accident that occurred last night, 4-11-09, at approximately 10:31 p.m. on Grand St. near Fort Ave., Springfield, MO.

The operator of the motorcycle, Monte F. Byars, 44 YOA, from Springfield, MO, was fatally injured as a result of the accident.

Byars was traveling westbound on Grand St. at Fort Ave. when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and struck a fence on the north side of Grand St. Byars was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Byars was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The next of kin has been notified.

This is the third fatality accident of the year investigated by the Springfield Police Department.

SPD Case Number: 09-15463

Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Leven

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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