PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Perryville, Missouri man suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Sunday, August 13.
The crash happened on Route A just East of Quail Trail in Perry County, Mo. around 4:47 p.m.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Derek Welker was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle and was attempting to pass another vehicle on the crest of the hill, when the front of the bike hit a minivan head-on.
Welker was flown from the crash site to a St. Louis area hospital with serious injuries.
Troopers report Welker was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the minivan, 63-year-old Joel Melka of Uniontown, Mo., was not hurt in the crash.