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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 20, 2021
On Aug. 19, 2021, at 6:47 p.m., Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of West Chestnut Expy and Airport Blvd for a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
The investigation indicated that a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Chestnut toward Airport Blvd. The motorcycle left the roadway, and the driver was ejected.
The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 40-year-old Tyler Dooly from Willard, MO, was transported to the hospital where he later died. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
Next of kin notifications were made to Mr. Dooly’s family.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section are continuing to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This is the seventeenth fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2021.
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Case number: 21-29362
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 [email protected]
Release authorized by Captain Culley Wilson