FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2019
SPD Investigates Fatal Motorcycle V. Truck Crash
On July 6, 2019 at 09:15 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Kearney and Concord in response to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck.
A black, 2001 Ford Explorer pickup, driven by 62-year-old Gary Harbour of Springfield, was turning left onto Kearney from Concord, when it struck a silver, 2006 Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle, which was traveling eastbound on Kearney.
The intersection is partially controlled with a stop sign at northbound Concord. The driver of the motorcycle, 33-year-old Joshua Jiles of Brighton, died at the scene from injuries related to the crash. Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is on-going as to circumstances involved in the crash. This is the seventh fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield during 2019.
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Case number: 19-25569
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne