Local state trooper hurt in off-duty motorcycle crash

<p>MGN Online</p><p> </p>

A state trooper from northeast Missouri was hurt in an off-duty motorcycle crash.

The one-vehicle crash happened at 12:01 a.m. Friday on Highway 63 at Atlanta.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Trooper Christine McIntyre of La Plata was traveling on her motorcycle when she swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway.

The motorcycle ran off the left side of Highway 63 and overturned, throwing the 43-year-old McIntyre from the cycle.

She received minor injuries.

McIntyre was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.