Region 8 woman dies in motorcycle crash

RIPLEY COUNTY,  MO (KAIT) – A Dexter woman died Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Debra J. Algood was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by 53-year-old James Algood.  The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Highway 21 one mile south of Highway NN in Ripley County.

Investigators say a tire on the couple's 1983 Honda motorcycle blew out.  The bike skidded into a ditch, throwing the couple off.

James Algood was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Debra Algood was pronounced dead at the scene by Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson.

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