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Jefferson City man airlifted in motorcycle wreck

Jefferson City man airlifted in motorcycle wreck

September 22nd, 2017 in Local News

A motorcycle crash in Miller County early Thursday seriously injured a Jefferson City man, who had to be airlifted for treatment.

Jonathan Williamson, 40, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson with Ruby Dwyer, 37, of Eldon, as a passenger at about 1:40 a.m. a quarter-mile east of VFW Road on Missouri 52.

While eastbound at that location, an article of clothing got entangled in the rear wheel of the bike.

The entanglement caused the rear tire of the motorcycle to lock up, which ejected Williamson and Dwyer.

Dwyer was wearing a helmet, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Marys Hospital.

Williamson was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Life Flight to University Hospital in Columbia.

The motorcycle was totaled.


A highway patrolman from Jefferson City was uninjured in a crash involving the patrol car he was driving Thursday morning in Boone County.

Grant Ayres, 31, was traveling eastbound on Route AC at Grindstone Parkway West Junction with his 2017 Dodge Charger's emergency lights flashing at 5:52 a.m.

A 1995 Toyota Corolla driven by Muhammad Usman, 30, of Columbia, entered the intersection with a green light, northbound from State Farm Parkway.

The patrol car slowed and entered the intersection with a red light. As both vehicles continued through the intersection, Ayres slowed and steered to the left, trying to avoid the Corolla, but the patrol car struck the front driver side of the Toyota.

Usman sustained minor injuries, and sought his own treatment. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Both cars received moderate damage and were towed. Damage to the front passenger side of the patrol car is estimated to be $3,000.