SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A motorcyclist is dead after evading police and crashing into a car at the intersection of Chestnut Expressway and Main Avenue.
According to law enforcement, a police officer saw the motorcycle speeding and began to pursue the motorcycle.
The motorcycle sped up, evading police, and the officer then turned off his vehicle’s lights and stopped pursuing the vehicle because the vehicle would not be able to follow the motorcycle.
Other officers near the intersection also saw the motorcycle speed further down the road.
The crash occurred when the motorcyclist sped through the intersection while a car was moving through the intersection.
The motorcyclist appeared to be in his 40s, but his identity has not been released.
The driver of the car was not injured in the accident.