Saturday motorcycle crash on Bluff Road near Valmeyer

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Valmeyer police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and EMS responded about 10:35 a.m. Saturday morning for a single motorcycle crash on Bluff Road near Old Bluff Road near Valmeyer.

The two passengers on the motorcycle, a man and a woman, were both transported to an area hospital for injuries.

A section of Bluff Road was closed temporarily as first responders worked at the scene.

Police said a 2015 Harley-Davidson driven by Michael J. Werner, 47, of Fairview Heights, was traveling south on Bluff Road when high winds blew the motorcycle to the shoulder. On the shoulder of the roadway was approximately a two foot border of gravel. The motorcycle lost control once on the gravel border and ran off the roadway and down an embankment. Police said the motorcycle flipped several times during the course of the wreck.

Michael Werner and a passenger, Pamela S. Werner, 46, also of Fairview Heights, were both transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital South in St.Louis County. Pamela’s injuries were classified as serious, while Michael’s were listed as minor.

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