Motorcycle collides with woman in roadway, MCIU investigate fatal crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol have notified next of kin. Pedestrian identified as Johanna DeRose, 32, of Racine, Mo.
Intersection of State Hwy K and Crow Road, location of fatal crash early Tuesday morning at 4:10 a.m. Courtesy Google Maps.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Tuesday morning, July 26, shortly before 4:15 a.m. reports of a motorcycle crash near Racine Apostolic Church alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.

Seneca Rural Fire District, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Newton County Ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

MSHP crash report

Screenshot of preliminary crash report from Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash involved a motorcycle and pedestrian near State Hwy K and Crow Road, one mile west of Racine. The pedestrian died on the scene.

The motorcycle, 2001 Honda CMX250, was operated by Nicholas Livermore, 40, of Racine, Mo. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Freeman Hospital.

The pedestrian is identified as Johanna DeRose, 32, also of Racine, she was pronounced deceased at time of impact by Newton County Coroner Dale Owen. Next of kin have been notified.

“[Honda CMX250] struck [DeRose] in the roadway and overturned ejecting [Livermore]. [DeRose] was pronounced on scene at 4:10 a.m.” — CPL G.H. Hendrix of Troop D

The crash scene was closed to all traffic until about 7:30 a.m.  The crash is being investigated by the Major Incident Crash Unit (MCIU) Team #3.

Doug’s Towing removed the crashed motorcycle.

The deceased was transported to the Newton County Coroner’s office.

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