Waynesville Man Injured In Sunday Night Motorcycle Accident

A 54-year-old Waynesville man was airlifted to a Springfield Hospital following a motorcycle accident at 6:30 Sunday evening on Reporter Road, one and a half miles north of Waynesville. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Mikel E. Hartness was riding the bike when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a fence, and a tree, before being ejected from the motorcycle. Hartness was not wearing a helmet.