by Tim Church
RIDGEDALE, Mo. – A Greenville, Texas woman receives serious injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon, two miles west of Ridgedale in Taney County.
State Troopers report 54-year-old John Richey of Greenville, Texas was traveling westbound on Missouri 86 at 2:45 p.m., when a vehicle in front of his came to abrupt stop to make a left hand turn. Richey swerved into the ditch to avoid a collision, which ejected a passenger from the motorcycle.
The passenger, 54-year-old Melinda Richey, was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield to be treated for her serious injuries.