UPDATE 5/6/2023: The motorcycle rider killed in last night’s crash has been identified.

According to the Springfield Police Department, the motorcyclist was 23-year-old Benjamin Turner of Springfield.

Turner was riding a 1998 Triumph Sprint motorcycle westbound on Battlefield Road from National Avenue when a Toyota Tundra pulled eastbound onto Battlefield in front of Turner.

Turner swerved to avoid the Tundra and hit a concrete median before hitting an eastbound Toyota 4Runner.

Turner was pronounced dead at a local hospital and was wearing a helmet during the crash.

The driver of the Tundra fled the scene, and SPD is investigating. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department.

This is Springfield’s 14th fatality crash in 2023.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving two other vehicles.

According to the Springfield Police Department, the accident happened near Battlefield Road and Kimbrough Avenue.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m. No other injuries are reported.

Police say the motorcyclist was heading west on Battlefield Road when a vehicle pulled out of a parking lot into the motorcyclist’s path.

The rider swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle but lost control, ending up in oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes of Battlefield and was struck by an oncoming SUV.

The vehicle that pulled out in front of the motorcycle fled the scene, but the SUV did not.

SPD has not yet released the names of those involved. OzarksFirst will update this story as more information becomes available.