Van fatally strikes motorcyclist in Lincoln Co.

TROY, MO – A motorcyclist was killed yesterday evening after being struck by a van whose driver made a left turn in front of him, state police report.

The fatal collision took place on MO-47 near Ridge Road at about 7:30 p.m. on September 23. Jeffrey Hamlett, a 54-year-old resident of Troy, was riding east when a 2012 Ford Econoline van entered his lane while attempting a left-hand turn. The Ford struck the front of Hamlett’s Harley-Davidson, and he was thrown from the bike.

Emergency responders pronounced Hamlett dead at the scene about a half hour after the collision.

The van’s driver was not hurt.

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