PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — A Windsor driver is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a semi in Pettis County Tuesday morning.

According to an incident report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday on Route E, about one-tenth of a mile south of Morgan Road in Pettis County.

Investigators found that a motorcycle operated by John E. Gursick, 52, of Windsor was northbound when it failed to properly round a curve. Gursick crossed the center line and traveled into the path of a southbound semi, driven by Jacob Hochstetler, 47, of Macon.

Hochstetler was unable to avoid the bike, resulting in a collision.

Gursick was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pettis County coroner. Hochstetler reported minor injuries.