Motorcyclist dies from two-vehicle collision Friday

Saturday, September 3, 2005

A Cape Girardeau man died in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 34, two miles east of Marble Hill, Mo., Friday morning. The accident occurred when a motorcyclist attempted to pass a garbage truck while it was making a left turn, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol at Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Motorcycle driver Stephen Beckwith, 25, was airlifted to Saint Francis Medical Center, where he died an hour later from injuries. Driver Louis Essex, 45, of Essex, Mo., was not injured.

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