A motorcycle rider received major injuries in a traffic crash Saturday evening in Buckner.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash at 9:20 p.m. on Illinois 14, 100 feet east of Clark Avenue, according to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones.

A 2992 CB 900 Honda Motorcycle, driven by Jerron L. Bennett, 20, of Buckner, was westbound on Illinois 14. Kyle D. Furlow, 27, of Christopher, had just turned west onto Illinois 14 from Jeanette Avenue in a 2007 Jeep Commander when the Jeep rear-ended the motorcycle.

Bennett received major injuries and was transported to a St. Louis-area hospital by Air Evac.

Furlow received minor injuries and refused medical treatment. He was arrested for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, operating an uninsured vehicle and felony driving under the influence.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

— The Southern

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