Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

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One person was hospitalized when his motorcycle was struck by a Jeep on Interstate 540 Thursday night (Sept. 19), authorities said.

Kevin Erickson of Yukon, Okla., was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center with non-threatening injuries and has been released, officials said.

The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. when a Jeep changing lanes struck the motorcycle from behind, said Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Nowlin. The motorcycle became pinned beneath the Jeep. The driver was wearing a helmet.

The Jeep driver, Arah Coleman of Kansas City, was issued a careless-driving citation, Nowlin said.

The accident happened in the southbound lanes near exit 67 in Fayetteville.

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