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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On June 25th at 02:14 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Republic and Hillcrest Avenue for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck.
A white, 2007 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by 44-year-old William Louque of Springfield, was eastbound on Republic approaching Hillcrest, when it struck a blue, 2000 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, which was turning eastbound onto Republic from southbound Hillcrest.
The intersection is partially controlled with a stop sign at southbound Hillcrest. The driver of the motorcycle, 15-year-old Zane Waszczuk of Ozark, was transported to an area medical facility where he died from injuries related to the crash.
Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is on-going as to circumstances involved in the crash. This is the sixth fatality motor vehicle crash in Springfield during 2019.
Case number: 19-24075
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786[email protected]Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne