UPDATE 9/24/2023: Two people killed in an overnight crash have been identified.
Laura Lane, 50, of Springfield was riding in the front passenger seat of the northbound Nissan. She was pronounced dead on scene.
The southbound Kawasaki Ninja was ridden by 19-year-old Caleb I. Watts.
The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department.
This is the 20th fatal motor vehicle accident in Springfield in 2023.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two people have died after a crash occurred on National and Pythian on Saturday night.
According to Sgt. Justin Thorn with SPD, a call came in at 7:49 p.m. for a motorcycle traveling southbound and a silver Nissan going northbound on National Avenue.
The Nissan was turning west on Pythian when it struck the motorcyclist.
The passenger of the Nissan and motorcyclist died, according to police. The driver of the Nissan sustained minor injuries.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.