The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal accident that occurred on Route 253 Southwest and Highway 2 in Johnson County at 3:20 on Tuesday afternoon (May 6).

According to the accident report, a 2000 Peterbilt driven by 50-year-old Rick Loulos of Calhoun was eastbound on Highway 2, when a westbound 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by 48-year-old Jeffery D. Schwartz of Chilhowee failed to negotiate a curve, and struck the front of the Loulos vehicle. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway, and Schwartz was ejected from the Kawasaki. Schwartz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Johnson County Coroner.