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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 11, 2022
Springfield, Mo. – On March 2, 2022, at 12:39 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 2003 E. Kearney regarding a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle.
The 2006 Honda motorcycle, driven by Aaron Long, 37, from Walnut Grove, Missouri, was westbound on Kearney at a high rate of speed when a 2005 Nissan Sentra entered the roadway from a service road north of Kearney and was struck by the motorcycle. Long was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan Sentra was not injured.
On March 8, 2022, Long died because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Next of kin notifications have been made.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Section continue to investigate the circumstances involved in the crash and are asking anyone who has additional information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
This is Springfield’s second traffic fatality in 2022.
Case number: 22-6658
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters 417-864-1786 [email protected]
Release authorized by A/Lt. Steve Ramey