A Cole Camp man suffered moderate injuries in a motorcycle crash just before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning in Benton County when a 2003 Kawasaki struck an animal in the roadway.

Robert H. Meuschke, 43, was northbound on US 65, 0.7 miles south of Cedar Gate Road, when the incident occurred. Meuschke was transported by Warsaw-Lincoln EMS to Bothwell Regional Health Center, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The motorcycle had moderate damage and was towed from the scene.

Benton County Sheriff's deputies assisted the Patrol with the investigation.

Kurt Parsons