Tragedy starts off this Holiday Weekend.

The Highway Patrol says Camdenton woman was killed in a Motorcycle crash on Highway 54 near Linn Creek.

Officials say a 2015 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by 68-year-old Gregory Mondry of Camdenton slammed into a 1999 Honda driven by 69-year-old Michael Papenthein of Waterloo Iowa when he attempted to slow down due to traffic issues on the roadway.

Mondry suffered serious injuries and his Passenger, 70-year-old Sandra Harper, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident had Highway 54 shutdown for several hours, backing up traffic to the Grand Glaize Bridge.