Springfield man dies in bike wreck
Vehicle goes off roadway north of Shell Knob
A Springfield man died Friday after a motorcycle wreck at 2:30 p.m. on Highway 76, five miles north of Shell Knob.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Christopher Johnston, 41, of Springfield, was driving a 2006 Yamaha YZFR1 motorcycle eastbound and the bike failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Gary Swearingen.
He was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle was totaled.
This is the 93rd fatal wreck of the year for Troop D of the Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.