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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On September 1st at 11:46 pm, Officers with the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a serious injury crash at National Avenue and Walnut Street. A white 2009 Hyundai Accent, driven by Shankar Joshi age 22 of Springfield, was southbound on National Avenue and made a left turn onto Walnut Street. A white 1996 Suzuki GSX-R750, driven by Gary W. Jenkins age 30 of Springfield, was northbound on National and collided with the Hyundai. Jenkins and his passenger, Crystal N. Johnson age 22 of Springfield, were ejected from the motorcycle. Jenkins had moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Johnson suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. She was listed in critical condition. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is on-going.
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Case number: 18-34685Media Contact: Lt. Chris Wells417email@example.com