Staff for Life


DIXON, Missouri- A woman from Illinois is dead following a motorcycle crash in Pulaski County, Missouri Sunday afternoon. Troopers say the incident happened on Highway 28, two miles east of Dixon. Others were also injured.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Mary Carmack, 67, of Granite City, Illinois, suffered fatal injury when the motorcycle she was a passenger on ran off the road after failing to negotiate a curve. The 2012 Harley Davidson then began sliding before returning to the road and overturned, coming to a rest. She was airlifted by Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia where she was declared deceased.

The driver, Ralph Carmack, 58, also of Granite City, Illinois, was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The patrol also says a 52-year-old female, Dorothy Cahokia, was a passenger  on another motorcycle that crashed while trying to avoid the first wreck. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.