Man dies after high speed motorcycle crash

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, January 24 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:06:00 PM CST January 24, 2015 in News
By: Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - A man whose motorcycle crashed into a car off Route K near Timber Ridge Road at 4:35 p.m. Saturday has died.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 24-year-old Ryan Gunier was driving at excessive speeds when he hit 17-year-old Catherine Holt.

Holt was turning left out of the Harpers Pointe neighborhood onto eastbound Route K in a 2015 Nissan Altima when Gunier hit her driver's side on his 2008 Triumph motorcycle. 

Officials say Gunier moved from the westbound to eastbound lane while attempting to pass at least one vehicle on Route K when he hit Holt.

An ambulance took Gunier to University Hospital.

Officials said he was wearing a helmet.

Holt was not injured in the accident. 

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect current information.]

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