A motorcycle crash on Macon County Route C just south of Bevier at 8:40 Thursday evening claims the life of a passenger.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a motorcycle operated by 74 year old Phillip Long of Bevier hit a deer in the road. Long and a passenger—75 year old Sheila Long of Bevier were thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle went off the road and hit a fence. Sheila Long was pronounced dead at Samaritan Hospital in Macon. Phillip Long was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries.