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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2020
On November 6, 2020, at 3:27 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Chestnut Exp. and US Highway 65 regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a 1993 Yamaha Motorcycle.
The driver, 20-year-old Sean Carter of Republic, MO, lost control of his motorcycle, left the roadway, and was ejected onto the concrete barrier between concrete pillars under the Highway 65 bridge. Medical personnel responded, but Carter succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.
Officers with the department’s Uniform Operation Bureau investigated the circumstances involved in the crash. Currently, no witnesses to this accident have been identified.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
This is the 20th fatality motor vehicle crash and the 22nd total crash-related death of 2020 for Springfield.
SPD Case #: 20-37532
Media Contact Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer Phone: 864-1786
Email: [email protected]
Release authorized by Lt. Curt Ringgold