Anderson Harden, 56, of Qulin, Missouri, Joe Hutinger, 51 of Holts Summit, Missouri, and Vester Osbourne, 42, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri were involved in a three vehicle crash June 6th, 2010 on US 63 at Old Vienna Road in Osage county. According to the report of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F, Hutinger, driving a 2006 GMC, was making a left turn and Harden, riding a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to stop. He hit the back of Hutingers’ vehicle and was ejected from the motorcycle. Osbourne was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and swerved avoid the collision, but his attempt failed and he hit both Hardens’ motorcycle and Hutingers’ vehicle.
Harden was pronounced dead at the scene by the Osage County Coroner. The other two men received no injuries.
According to the report of the Missouri 2008 Traffic Safety Compendium published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center, 24.9% of crashes involving a motorcycle resulted in injuries or death.