Man killed in Ripley County motorcycle wreck

DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) - A deadly crash in Ripley County claimed the life of a 22-year-old Gatewood man Friday.

Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say Joshua Richardson was riding his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Highway 21 near Doniphan around 7 p.m. when the crash occured.

Troopers say Richardson's motorcycle left the roadway as he attempted to pass another vehicle near Bridge Street. Troopers say Richardson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but he was fatally injured when he was thrown off the motorcycle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner Michael Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending through Edwards Funeral home in Doniphan.

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