Fatal car vs. motorcycle crash occurs on Stevenson, Dirksen

Fatal car vs. motorcycle crash occurs on Stevenson, Dirksen. (WICS)

Update:

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards announced the name of the victim from Wednesday's fatal motorcycle/car crash.

Roger Boyd, 71, of Girard, was pronounced dead at HSHS St. John's Emergency room at 1:23 p.m.

Boyd was the driver of the motorcycle involved in a crash at Stevenson Drive and Dirksen Parkway in Springfield.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday and Springfield Police is still investigating the crash.

Original:

A fatal car vs. motorcycle crash occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Springfield Police Lt. Oakes confirmed the fatal accident and said it occurred on Stevenson and Dirksen in Springfield.

Traffic is being diverted westbound on Stevenson, due to the crash. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

Police confirmed the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

More details to come.

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