Ste. Genevieve man seriously injured in motorcycle-jeep crash

JEFFERSON CITY — A 54-year-old Ste. Genevieve man suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash Sunday night on Route O in Ste. Genevieve County.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports John L. Shearin was taken to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital by an Air Evac helicopter.


The patrol says the crash happened when the southbound 2003 Harley Davidson crossed into the northbound lane to pass a vehicle and was struck by a northbound 2018 Jeep Wrangler driven by 75-year-old James Orr of St. Louis. Orr was not hurt.


Both drivers were reported to be using safety equipment.


The crash happened about 7 p.m. north of Highway 32.