65-year-old motorcyclist dies in St. Francois County crash

VALLES MINES, MO – A 65-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash at 4682 State Highway Y on Thursday afternoon.

Police report Donald J. Holstein was traveling westbound on State Highway Y in a 1998 Harley Davidson FXDS when he lost control of his motorcycle around 2 p.m. The Harley traveled off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment.

Holstein was ejected from the motorcycle. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Local authroties pronounced Holstein as dead at the crash scene.

The motorcycle was totaled in the crash.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

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