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A motorcyclist from De Soto was fatally injured Monday night in a crash in St. Francois County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Christin W. Pinkley, 38.

Police said Pinkley was thrown from a 2008 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle when it crashed about 9:40 p.m. Monday on Highway 47, near Old Cadet Road.

Pinkley had been traveling west on the highway when the motorcycle went off the right side of the road on a curve, police said.

The motorcycle struck a sign, and Pinkley was thrown from the motorcycle. Pinkley, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.


Kim Bell is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.