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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Feb. 2, 2020, at 7:21 p.m., Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to a serious injury crash near the intersection of Sunshine and Lone Pine.
When they arrived, officers discovered a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 59-year-old Mark Black of Springfield, turned southbound onto Lone Pine from westbound Sunshine and was hit by a 2009 Honda CBR motorcycle traveling eastbound on Sunshine.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 22-year-old Wyatt Lafferty, of Springfield. Lafferty was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Next of kin have been notified. Black and two passengers from the Town & Country were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
This is the second fatality crash in Springfield for 2020.
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Case number: 20-4318
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786[email protected]
Release authorized by Cpl. Chis Nuccio