WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK)-- A crash involving a motorcycle and a car claimed the life of a Bonne Terre man Friday evening.
Authorities say George Carr, 69, of Bonne Terre died after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a car on Missouri Route 8 at Old Missouri Route 8 in Washington County, Missouri.
Police say the collision occurred around 5:30 Friday night. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital where he died a short time later from injuries suffered in the collision.
Preliminary investigation shows the motorcyclist was driving a 2005 Yamaha V Star when a 2012 Chevy Cruze was stopped in the eastbound lane attempting to make a left turn. The driver of the motorcycle applied the brakes, lost control, and that is when Carr collided with the car.
The woman driving the car that was involved suffered minor injuries in the crash. Police are continuing their investigation and NewsChannel 5 will bring you more information as it becomes available.