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A De Soto man and woman were killed Sunday afternoon (Nov. 24) in a motorcycle wreck on Hwy. 21 at Liberty Ridge Road north of De Soto, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred at 2:59 p.m., when Matthew A. Uzzetta, 25, of De Soto was riding a northbound 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail, with Caitlyn L. Ronchetto, 24, of De Soto on the back. At the same time, a juvenile was driving a southbound 2012 Ford Fiesta and while trying to turn left onto Liberty Ridge Road, pulled into the path of the motorcycle, and the front of the car struck the front of the Harley, the report said.

The juvenile, a 16-year-old Hillsboro male, had minor injuries.

Both Uzzetta and Ronchetto were pronounced dead at the scene by Valle Ambulance personnel, the report said.

The juvenile was wearing a seat belt. Uzzetta and Ronchetto were not wearing helmets, or at least not Department of Transportation-approved ones, the patrol reported.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged, the report said.

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