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Motorcyclist killed Thursday night in SR by head-on crash on Old Route 66
Motorcyclist killed Thursday night in SR by head-on crash on Old Route 66

A head-on crash on Old Route 66 in front of the St. Robert Church of God killed a motorcyclist Thursday night.
SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (June 4, 2009) — A head-on crash between a motorcyclist and a wrong-way sport utility vehicle driver killed the motorcyclist Thursday night.

About 10 p.m., St. Robert police received a report of a crash in the westbound lane of Old Route 66 in front of Charlie’s Cars. Other nearby landmarks include the St. Robert Church of God.

Sgt. Butch Hohman said the names of the drivers won’t be immediately released, but said the vehicles were a gray 2006 Chevy Avalanche 4x4 SUV and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The SUV was eastbound in the westbound lane, Hohman said.

“The motorcyclist came around the curve in the passing lane, which is where the SUV was. They collided head-on, and the motorcyclist didn’t make it,” Hohman said.

Both vehicles were totaled and removed by Jack’s Towing to the St. Robert police department for further investigation.

All westbound lanes of Old Route 66 remained closed until shortly after midnight. St. Robert firefighters directed traffic through the Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance yard and into the eastbound lanes.

The motorcyclist’s body was transported about 11:10 p.m. to Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Hohman said County Coroner Mikel Hartness pronounced the motorcyclist dead on the scene.

The condition of the SUV driver wasn’t immediately known.

St. Robert Fire Chief Chuck Fraley said his firefighters assisted Pulaski County Ambulance District crews and helped police with traffic control. Fraley confirmed that Lifeline helicopter personnel were contacted but cancelled after they determined an airlift would not be needed.

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