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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At approximately 7:24 P.M. on November 30th, 2018, the Springfield Police Department responded to a fatality crash at Kansas Expressway and Mt. Vernon Street. A 2015 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by 23-year-old Dakota Randolph of Springfield, was traveling southbound on Kansas Expressway near Mt. Vernon Street. A green 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by 44-year-old Melissa Storie of Springfield, was traveling northbound on Kansas Expressway and turned westbound onto Mt. Vernon in front of the motorcycle.
The Yamaha motorcycle struck the passenger’s side of the Ford Explorer. Randolph succumbed to his injuries at the scene. One passenger from the Ford Explorer was transported to a local hospital with serious physical injuries. Next of kin was notified.
It is currently unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash. The investigation is on-going.
This marks the 17th fatality crash in Springfield for 2018.
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Case number: 18-48104
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786[email protected]
Release authorized by: Lt. Robert Byrne