Motorcyclist killed in Ste. Genevieve County accident

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Ste. Genevieve County involving a motorcyclist.

The accident happened on Route O just south of Interstate 55 Monday, around 3:30 pm.

Authorities say 41-year-old Nicholas J. Courtney failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road into a ditch.  He was ejected and later died at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.