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Motorcyclist dies after Columbia crash

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A motorcyclist who crashed Tuesday night in Columbia has died.

A spokesman with University of Missouri Hospital said Thursday that 36-year-old Candace Stevenson has been pronounced dead. Stevenson was in critical condition as of Wednesday morning.

The hospital did not say when Stevenson was pronounced dead.

Columbia police released information late Tuesday night that Stevenson crashed in the 6400 block of I-70 Drive S.E. just before 7 p.m. The news release said Stevenson lost control of the 2009 Yamaha R-6 motorcycle and traveled off the south side of the road.

"While traveling through the grass, [the motorcycle] struck a utility pole causing the driver to be ejected from the motorcycle," the department said.

The crash location is about a mile east of the Interstate 70 and St. Charles Road exit.

CPD described Stevenson's injuries as life-threatening. The department did not say how Stevenson lost control of the motorcycle.

The news release said Stevenson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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