Motorcyclist Killed In Collision with Semi-Truck

A motorcyclist is dead after a semi-truck pulled into his path.

David Brown, 49, of Springfield, was riding his 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Division approaching the intersection with Hayes Avenue when a blue Freightliner semi pulled into his path.

The semi, pulling a trailer, was heading eastbound on Division when the passenger side tires went off the roadway, causing the driver to overcorrect.

The driver, 32-year-old Perron Sellers of Louisiana, then swerved into the westbound lane, striking Brown.

Brown died at the scene.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and SPD detectives do not believe impairment is a factor in the incident.

The crash is the 8th fatal crash, and 9th traffic fatality in Springfield this year.

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