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Crash in Springfield Kills Evangel Student-Athlete

Authorities in Springfield say a student-athlete at Evangel is dead following a car crash.

18-year-old Deverin King, who ran track and field at Evangel, was killed when he collided with a car on his motorcycle along Glenstone between Chestnut Expressway and St. Louis Street.

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Investigators say the car, a Ford Explorer, was pulling out of a parking lot when it was hit by King.

He was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene, despite life-saving measures from law enforcement.

It is the 10th traffic death in Springfield so far this year.