UPDATE 3/31/23 — Deverin King, the 18-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash on March 30, was a track athlete and student at Evangel University.

Deverin King

Original article:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Police Department closed both lanes of Glenstone Avenue between Chestnut Expressway and St. Louis Street after a fatal crash near the intersection around 3:08 p.m.

Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area and take alternate routes while officers worked the crash.

An orange Ford Explorer was turning out of a parking lot when it was struck by a motorcycle, resulting in the death of the motorcyclist. Officers performed life-saving measures but failed to revive the motorcyclist.

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Springfield man Deverin King. King’s next of kin has been notified.

This crash marks Springfield’s 10th traffic fatality of 2023.