An Odessa motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon in a crash that occurred in Lafayette County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound 2019 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by 24-year-old Austin T. O'Brien of Odessa, was on Missouri 131 at Steep Hill Drive around 2:15 p.m., when O'Brien attempted to overtake several vehicles and struck a northbound 2020 John Deere Spreader farm implement, driven by 41-year-old Chad A. Meineka of Higginsville.

O'Brien suffered serious injuries and was flown by Lifeflight to Research Medical Center for treatment.

The Kawasaki was totaled, while the John Deere had minor damage.

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