by: Scott McCaulley

A man from Eureka Springs is dead after a motorcycle crash in Missouri’s Newton County late Saturday afternoon.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 5:20 on Highway O two miles north of the town of Stella when Randall Fields, 57, lost control of his motorcycle after failing to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and overturned.

Fields, who was not wearing a helmet according to the report, was pronounced dead an hour later by the Newton County Coroner.

The fatality is the fourth in Troop D in June and is the 40th overall for Troop D in 2019.