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MU student dies in Stadium motorcycle crash

The fatal accident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. Friday.

MU student Tyler Romaker died following a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Highway 63 North and Stadium Boulevard. He was 22.

At about 12:14 p.m., Romaker, who was riding a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, crashed into a 2004 Dodge Dakota that had failed to yield when turning left in front of him onto Highway 63, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

The driver of the truck, MU sophomore Abilene Gatson, was uninjured. Romaker was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where he was pronounced dead.

Romaker was wearing a helmet. Neither driver was thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Romaker, a native of Warrenton, Missouri, was in the ROTC program, Marching Mizzou and Delta Chi fraternity.

Edited by Kyra Haas | khaas@themaneater.com

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