DOE RUN, MO (ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY) – A man from Park Hills was severely injured after crashing into a deer on Highway 221 early this morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on MO-221, about a quarter of a mile north of Heinrich Road in Doe Run at 12:25 a.m., when a man operating a 2001 Kawasaki KL 650 A motorcycle collided with a deer.
The motorcycle then overturned causing the operator, 38-year-old Park Hills man Brandon J. Byers, to be ejected from the vehicle.
Byers, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet when the crash happened, was airlifted to the hospital in St. Louis for the treatment of severe injuries.
The motorcycle was totaled in the crash.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
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