Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in W. Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man was killed Wednesday night while riding a motorcycle in west Springfield.

Springfield police say a man was transported to the hospital around 10:00 p.m. after his motorcycle went off Highway 266 or Chestnut Expressway west of I-44. 

266 was closed for half a mile while police investigated that incident.

Police are unable to say how and why the accident happened, but witnesses do say that speed was likely involved. No other vehicles are involved.

Police have not released the man's name.

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