Biker Down

One dead after motorcycle, car catch fire in west Springfield crash

Motorcycle Madhouse Season 13 Monday April 1st at 7:00pm cst. Watch and subscribe for free .Check it out

, Springfield News-Leader

One driver is dead after a fiery crash in west Springfield.

A motorcycle and car caught fire after colliding along Kansas Expressway and Hovey Street at approximately 11:49 a.m. Thursday, March 28.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle did not survive. The driver of the car was uninjured.

The motorcycle driver’s name was Justin Jenson, of Springfield, according to the Springfield Police Department. He was 30 years old.

Lt. Robert Byrne with the Springfield Police Department said the car was coming out from a stop sign and the motorcycle was traveling in the outer southbound lane of Kansas Expressway when it struck the car.

Protect your motorcycle -Motorcycle Lock – Universal Aluminum CNC Motorcycle Handle Throttle Grip Security Lock with 2 Keys

Top Tips For Preventing Motorcycle Theft A little extra attention now will help secure your two-wheel pride and joy from would-be thieves

Byrne said the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet, but police are not sure at this time if it was Department of Transportation approved.

Southbound traffic was cut off on Kansas Expressway. Several firefighters, police and ambulance crew members were on the scene.

Police say they’re still unsure whether the car caught fire or if the gas tank of the motorcycle caused the fire.

Byrne said an investigation is underway.

This is the second motorcycle death for the region in less than two days. Byrne urged drivers to watch for motorcycles on the road.

Related: Ozarks man dies in multiple motorcycle crash

“Don’t be distracted in your driving habits, but definitely pay attention to road conditions. Pay attention to those around you. Look out for motorcyclists and share the road with them,” Byrne said. “For motorcyclists — have safe driving habits as well.”


New Age of Biking & Brotherhood James Macecari
The Hottest New Biker Book of the Year “The New Age of Biking & Brotherhood” Now Available on Amazon and every major online book retailer. Buy Now



%d bloggers like this: