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Rolla man hurt after motorcycle crash in Phelps County

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A Rolla, Missouri man was hurt Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle crash in Phelps County.

The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on Water Street just north of Highway T in Newburg, Missouri, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a motorcycle driven by Shawn M. Leach, 24, caught on fire after he hit a pothole and drove off the side of the road.

Emergency crews flew Leach to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. MU Health Care told ABC 17 News on Monday morning that Leach is in critical condition.

Leach was wearing a helmet, according to the crash report.

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