FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2020
SPD Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash
On June 4, 2020, at 10:50 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of College and Broadway regarding a motor vehicle crash between a motorcycle and sedan. The rider of the motorcycle, 46-year-old Joseph Webb of Springfield, was eastbound on College and appeared to have failed to negotiate the curve and crossed into the westbound lane of travel, striking the front of a westbound Chrysler 300 driven by 31-year-old Kyle Prugger of Republic.
Webb was ejected from the motorcycle, sustained critical injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he died Friday afternoon. Next of kin has been notified. Prugger was not injured.
Whether impairment was involved is unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing. This is the 7th fatality crash and 8th traffic fatality in Springfield in 2020.
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SPD Case #: 20- 17889
Media Contact Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne