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Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital with life threatening injuries

The crash happened late Wednesday night at the intersection of N belt Hwy and Rochester Road.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 2:45 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 7:26 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) One person was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries late Wednesday night after a crash near the intersection of North Belt Highway and Rochester Road. 

Police said the injured person was on a motorcycle and another vehicle struck the victim from behind. That vehicle then rolled several times before coming to rest on the front lawn of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Headquarters.

Police remind drivers to always be aware of motorcycles.

"We have motorcycles out everywhere, people have to be mindful of that," Sgt. Patrick Zeamer SJPD said. 

At least one other person in the vehicle that rolled over was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

North Belt Highway was closed to traffic as police worked the scene. 

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