Benton County sheriff seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox

The Benton County sheriff and his wife suffer serious injuries in a motorcycle crash just west of Warsaw.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Eric Knox, 48, of Lincoln, was riding his motorcycle on Highway 7 Sunday night when his back tire began to shred, causing him to overturn.  Knox’s motorbike then struck a bridge, ejecting both him and his wife, Joy.

Both were flown to University Medical Center for treatment.  KMIZ reports as of early this morning, Knox had been upgraded to fair condition, while his wife was listed with critical injuries.