Leadwood, MO (KSDK) - The Chief of Police in Leadwood in Washington County is hospitalized at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after an accident on Highway 32 Wednesday.
Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers say 45 year old Dale Newman of Ste. Genevieve was off-duty riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle around 5:00 p.m. yesterday when he was struck by a pick-up truck approaching Newman as he was about to make a left turn.
Investigators say both vehicles were eastbound on Highway 32 west of Gisi Road when Newman was preparing to turn into a private driveway and was struck in the rear by the truck.
Chief Newman was thrown from the motorcycle into the westbound lanes of the road. Ne was airlifted from the scene to the St. Louis hospital.