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Motorcyclist Dies in Two-vehicle Crash

Springfield, Mo. – On Sept. 8, 2022, at 3:17 p.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at Sunshine and Luster.

A white 2007 Suzuki GSX R750, driven by James Perry, 29, of Springfield, was seen speeding eastbound on Sunshine.

A red 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Michael Esterl, 85, of Springfield, was making a left turn from westbound Sunshine to southbound Luster when the motorcycle hit the passenger side of the van.

Perry was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. 

On Sept. 9, Perry died of his injuries. Perry’s family has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances involved in the crash. 

This was the 18th fatal motor vehicle crash in Springfield in 2022.