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Motorcycle crash fatality on Highway 7

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Orval L. Nelson, 65, of Joplin, Missouri, was fatally injured in a motorcycle crash in Newton County on Saturday, April 24, a state police report says.
The location given in the report was on state Highway 7 in rural Newton County. It happened at 3:20 p.m.
Nelson was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was southbound.
The motorcycle traveled off of the west side of the roadway and traveled approximately 36 feet before striking a bluff. It laid over onto its right side and came to rest on the west shoulder facing southwest. It was cloudy and the road was wet, according to the report filed by Trooper Ty Roberson.
The injured was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

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