Two hospitalized following motorcycle-SUV crash

Posted: Jul. 29, 2014 11:45 pm Updated: Aug. 13, 2014 12:15 am

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Two individuals were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 136 five miles west of Memphis.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report said Melvin E. Baker, 62, and Mary M. Baker, 61, both of Etowah, Tenn., were riding a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound on the highway when it struck a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that was backing out onto the highway. Ryan S. Burkholder, 18, was driving the Chevrolet. Melvin E. Baker was driving the motorcycle.

Mary M. Baker was airlifted to University Medical Center in Columbia with serious injuries. Melvin E. Baker was taken by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital with minor injuries.

Burkholder was not injured.

The Bakers' motorcycle was traveling eastbound.

The crash occurred at 2:50 p.m.

The Highway Patrol report did not indicate whether any charges were filed.