The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle accident that killed one individual and seriously injured another. The accident occurred on Monday afternoon when 60-year-old Daniel Bohnstedt was operating a motorcycle on I-44 when he attempted to avoid a collision with a tractor-trailer. He was successful in avoiding the collision, but unfortunately, crashed the bike near LaRussel, Missouri. The motorcycle slid across the roadway and overturned, ejecting Daniel and his passenger, 68-year-old Linda Bohnstedt. Linda was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and Daniel was transported to the hospital where he remains in serious condition. The Patrol stated that both riders were wearing their helmets, and the accident is under investigation.
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