Fatality Crash in Lewis County

A Ewing, Missouri man is dead following a crash last night near his home town. Missouri State Highway patrol Troopers report 63-year old Benjamin Pratt was found by a passing motorist some time after he crashed his motorcycle on Lewis County Route C just north of Ewing. The crash was estimated to have happened about 8:50pm. His 2001 Harley was found in the west ditch, with Pratt laying some distance away. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Pratt is the 21st person to die on Northeast Missouri roads in 2012.