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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2020
On November 19, 2020, at about 5:00 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Kansas Exp. and Catalpa regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.
The rider of the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Kansas Exp and struck the rear of a pickup truck that was slowing in traffic. Medical personnel responded, but the rider succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The motorcycle rider was identified as James A. Gainey, a 39-year-old male from Marionville, MO. After several attempts, investigators were eventually able to locate and notify next of kin.
Officers with the department’s Traffic Unit are investigating the circumstances involved in the crash. Impairment was not suspected to be a factor. This was the 21st fatality motor vehicle crash and the 23rd total crash-related death of 2020 for Springfield.
NAME CORRECTION (Dec. 18, 2020)
SPD Case #: 20-39309
Media Contact Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by A/Lt. Tony De’Andrea