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Motorcycle accident claims Mount Vernon man

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Joplin, Mo. -- (1/22/2018) A Mount Vernon man was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after he was ejected from his motorcycle.

57-year-old Richard Hernandez was traveling toward a roundabout at a high rate of speed when he struck a curb, lost control and was ejected. Hernandez was pronounced dead on the scene. Speed and alcohol were involved in the incident.

This is Joplin’s first fatality crash of 2018.

A second motorcyclist riding with Hernandez attempted to catch up to him to slow him down but crashed at the same location. The second motorcyclist had minor injuries.

(Edited Media Release)

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