Man Killed in Highway Motorcycle Accident
Posted on April 13th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a Plato man has been killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 17 near Evening Shade.
Richard Pottorff, 56, was riding his motorcycle on the northbound side of the highway when something caused him to run off the side of the road and overturn, thus launching him from his motorcycle. Pottorff was pronounced dead at the scene.
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