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Motorcyclist killed in crash Tuesday
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Motorcyclist killed in crash Tuesday


A motorcyclist was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on the outskirts of Farmington Tuesday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael S. Massey, 24, of Farmington, was riding a 1992 Yamaha FZR1000 motorcycle northbound on U.S. 67 just outside of Farmington Tuesday night when, at 8 p.m., the bike traveled off the left side of the highway and struck a culvert north of Blomeier Road.

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Massey and the motorcycle became airborne after striking the culvert, and the man was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:14 p.m. by St. Francois County Ambulance personnel, according to the crash report.

Massey was transported from the scene to the St. Francois County Coroner’s Office.

According to the report, Massey was wearing a safety device and damage to the bike was listed as “total.”

Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at


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