A 52-year-old Missouri man died on Friday morning after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 49 near Chester.
Brian Gustin was driving a 2023 Harley Davidson southbound near Exit 34 around 11:30 a.m. when he experienced an “unknown medical condition and lost consciousness,” according to a crash report.
The motorcycle veered off the right shoulder and struck several small trees as it rolled into a concrete ditch. The driver and passenger were ejected as the motorcycle landed in a steep embankment.
The motorcycle rolled for a total of 758 feet from the time it left the roadway to its final rest, according to the report.
Gustin was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a female who has not been identified, was taken to Fort Smith hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
In a statement, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in this crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.”