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Leslie Teen Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:06 am | Updated: 7:46 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

A Franklin County teen was injured Tuesday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tow truck on Highway 185, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.

Thomas H. Shackelford, 19, Leslie, was southbound on Highway 185 on a 1966 Yamaha motorcycle when the collision occurred, the patrol said.

The driver of the tow truck, James R. Nicholas, 39, New Haven, was making a left turn from Rolling Hills Road onto Route 185, and the motorcycle struck the left side of the truck ejecting Shackelford, according to the preliminary patrol report.

Shackelford was taken by New Haven Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, for treatment, the patrol said.

Nicholas was not injured, according to the report.