St. Clair crews responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck Thursday, Aug. 2.

First responders were dispatched to the 7100 block of Highway FF at noon, according to Fire Capt. Dan Cooley.

Tyler M. Niehaus, 18, Lonedell, was driving a 1985 Honda motorcycle on Highway FF northbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report.

The motorcycle crossed the centerline and struck a 2008 Dodge Ram headed southbound driven by Crystal L. Breitenstein, 45, Lonedell.

Niehaus was ejected from the motorcycle. St. Clair Ambulance treated Niehaus before he was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by air ambulance with injuries, according to Cooley.

Both drivers were wearing safety devices, the patrol said.