Eastern Mo. woman dies when motorycle hits deer - KMOV.com

Eastern Mo. woman dies when motorycle hits deer

DONIPHAN, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri woman has died after the motorcycle she was riding struck a deer.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday on Highway 21 near Doniphan in southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Harley Davidson driven by 51-year-old Clyde Beatson of Festus struck a deer, then ran off the road and overturned.

Beatson's wife, 48-year-old Carla Beatson, was riding on the back of the motorcycle. She died in the accident, and her husband suffered serious injuries. He was flown to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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