Motorcyclist Killed by Teenage Driver in Benton County

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When one teenage driver pulled into the path of a motorcyclist on Route F in Benton County, the motorcyclist was killed and pronounced dead at the scene.

On June 23, 2012 at approximately 10:00 A.M., 19-year-old Amanda Yoder from Cole Camp, Missouri was heading north in a 1985 Toyota on Route F 15 feet south of Chat Avenue in Benton County. At said time and place, Michael Popp, age 48, from Lincoln, Missouri was heading south on a 1999 Harley Davidson.

The crash occurred when Yoder pulled into the path of Popp’s motorcycle after making a left turn. Popp crashed into Yoder’s vehicle and was ejected off his motorcycle. Both vehicles came to rest off the roadway.

Popp was killed and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Coroner James Miller. He was taken to Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, Missouri. The next-of-kin was notified. Yoder, the at-fault driver, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene of the crash.

Yoder’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by a personal towing service. Popp’s motorcycle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by a personal towing service.

This investigation was let by Corporal C. M. Clair and assisted by Cole Camp Police Fire and EMS and Benton County Sheriff’s Department. This was Troop A’s 33rd fatality crash of the year 2012 compared to their 30th at this time last year in 2011.

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