UPDATE: Motorcyclist in Tues. Night Crash Dies

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Police Department says a man from Springfield has died following the crash of a motorcycle and SUV Tuesday (May 2) night.

It happened just after 8:00 p.m. at Battlefield and Kimbrough. 

Police say Wallace Ransom, 24, was on the motorcycle when it collided with the other vehicle.  The driver of the SUV was not injured.  Ransom was rushed to a local hospital where he died.

Police say Ransom's death is the fifth fatality crash in Springfield for 2017.

Original story:


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- One person was critically injured after an SUV and motorcycle collided at an intersection Tuesday evening in south Springfield.

According to Springfield Police Lt. Mike Lucas, around 8 p.m. a motorcycle collided with a minivan at the intersection of Kimbrough and Battlefield.

A van was traveling eastbound on Battlefield, attempting to turn northbound onto Kimbrough Ave. while the motorcycle was moving westbound on Battlefield. The two impacted inside the intersection.

Lucas said police were on scene in less than 30 seconds and took the motorcyclist to the hospital with critical injuries.

The other driver was not injured.


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