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Fatal Crash on Wednesday Involves Two Eureka Drivers

A Wednesday morning motorcycle and van accident in Jefferson County left one man dead and the other driver injured.

A Wednesday morning head-on collision between a 64-year-old motorcycle rider and a 68-year-old van driver on Route W in Jefferson County, left the Harley Davidson rider pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by a paramedic.

The accident happened just 89 feet south of River Ends Drive, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report. It occurred at 8:40 a.m.

Both men involved in the accident were residents.

The 2009 Harley Davidson softail was driven by Allyn Chiolero. A 1997 Dodge caravan driven by Kenneth Holt failed to negotiate a curve to the right on Route W and crossed the center line before striking Chiolero head-on.

Chiolero was headed northbound; Holt was headed southbound.

Holt was taken to St. Clare Medical Center by a Eureka ambulance crew.

The highway patrol report indicated both men were wearing safety devices.

Cynthia Combs August 16, 2012 at 02:09 PM
That curve is deadly , when is the state going to fix it .We are still waiting . How many more deaths will it take?
Smith Adam August 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM
this curve is death, how many more lives does it take, i heard the state is purchasing a house near this curve to expand the road correct, going from eureka to house springs, its like i made it thru the curve again,
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I did not remove any comments from this article. The person who originally posted it can remove it, however.
Gretchen August 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Is there a reason the other comment was removed? I know the author of that comment did not remove it himself.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM
No comments were "deliberately" removed. If you know the person who remarked before, can you please ask him to repost his comments? Thanks very much.
Gina Veesaert August 17, 2012 at 01:13 AM
How is the government going to keep people from failing to negotiate a curve? Eventually, the people of this country are going to have to start taking responsibility for their own failings. Sheesh.
Baranowski McKinney Brood August 17, 2012 at 01:48 AM
This is true Gina, You'll never eliminate every inattentive driver. However, improving that curve would help save lives.
Margaret August 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
If people slow down to maneuver the curve correctly maybe they wouldn't be in the on coming lanes. I've been driving it for years & have not have a problem
dot August 20, 2012 at 02:37 PM
People need to SLOW down when coming to that curve,I am a school bus driver and i drive slowly around that curve either north or south bound,you be sursprised at how many fly around that.And I agree that the curve should be straightened but the bottom line is that people need to slow down and if they are in a hurry leave earlier,dont be on the phone,putting makeup on
Gina Veesaert August 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Dot, I have to say I feel for you bus drivers. Not only because of the selfish drivers, but also the spoiled children you have to deal with every day. I can't tell you how many times I've followed a bus to a school and brought out the administrator to address the kids on the bus jumping around. It can't be easy to drive these little brats around, especially with very little support from the parental community.

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