FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2020
Springfield Investigate Fatal Motorcycle V. Semi-Truck Crash
On June 19, 2020, at 12:17 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department’s Traffic Section responded to the area of Division St. and Hayes Ave. regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck and trailer. A 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by 49-year-old David Brown, of Springfield, was traveling westbound on Division approaching its intersection with Hayes Ave.
A blue Freightliner semi, pulling a trailer, was eastbound on Division when its passenger-side tires dropped off the edge of the roadway. The driver of the semi, 32-year-old Perron Sellers of Appaloosa, LA, corrected his vehicle to travel back onto the roadway. The Freightliner semi then swerved and crossed into the westbound lane of Division, striking Brown and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Brown died at the scene as a result of the crash and his next of kin has been notified. Sellers was not injured. The investigation is on-going but Impairment does not appear to be a factor. This is the 8th fatality crash and 9th traffic fatality in Springfield during 2020.
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SPD Case #: 20-19546
Media Contact Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne