CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau Police and Fire Department responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on South Kingshighway on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said the driver of the motorcycle was killed in the crash.
He is identified as 50-year-old Nicholas Minor or Millersville. His next of kin has been notified.
According to police, the crash occurred at the 400 block of South Kingshighway at 7:25 p.m.
In a preliminary report, officials said a passenger vehicle pulled in front of the motorcycle at the time of the crash.
Minor was reportedly knocked off of the motorcycle.
He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The motorcycle did catch fire at the scene but was quickly put out.
This marks the second major crash in Cape Girardeau, Mo. this year involving a motorcycle.
Assistant Fire Chief Mark Hasheider advises motorists to be aware of motorcycles when out on the road.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department Traffic Division is actively reconstructing and investigating the crash.