Altenburg man killed in Scott County motorcycle crash

An Altenburg man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 7:14 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 10:09 AM CST
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Scott County Saturday afternoon has died.

The crash happened around 3:10 p.m. on Nov.18, just two miles east of Chaffee, Mo.

MSHP said 51-year-old Douglas B. Murakami was driving a 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle westbound on Route A. His vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree, before it overturned and hit a parked vehicle.

Murakami was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries.

He was later taken to a St. Louis hospital.

According to MSHP, Murakami died at the hospital Saturday around 9:32 p.m.

MSHP reports Murakami was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.