FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At 2:48 p.m. on April 15, Springfield police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Chestnut Expressway and Eldon Avenue to investigate an injury accident.
A 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle, driven by Dominick C. Molenda, 52, of Springfield was eastbound in the outside lane of Chestnut Expressway when it struck a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by Jesse T. Montonya, 21, of Springfield, as it crossed northbound on Eldon Avenue. Molenda was ejected from the motorcycle. Molenda was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Next of kin has been notified.
This is the third Springfield traffic fatality of 2017.
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Case number: 17-15985
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer