Springfield, Mo. – On Sept. 23, 2023, at 7:47 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at National and Pythian.
Sierra Lane, 21, of Springfield, was driving a silver 2012 Nissan Altima northbound on National and made a left turn to go west on Pythian. The Nissan was struck by a southbound green 2023 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle driven by Caleb I. Watts, 19, of Springfield. Sierra Lane was transported to the hospital for moderate injuries.
Watts was pronounced deceased on scene. Watts’ family has been notified.
The front seat passenger of the Nissan, Laura Lane, 50, of Springfield, was pronounced deceased on scene. Lane’s family was notified.
The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. Anyone with any information about the crash is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department.
This was the 20th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2023.
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Case number: 23-30038
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by: Lt. Brandon Penrose