Motorcycle Wreck Kills Fredericktown Man

(Fredericktown, MO.) A man from Fredericktown, 65 year old Michael R. Stearley, is dead after his motorcycle collided with a dump truck Tuesday morning just before 7:30 on Highway 72 three tenths of a mile from Highway OO. Highway patrol reports show a dump truck driven by 52 year old Robert L. Long, of Fredericktown, made a left turn out of a private drive into the path of Stearly's bike. Stearly was pronounced dead at the scene. Long was not injured in the accident. The motorcycle was totaled and there was only minor damage to the dump truck.