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Police Seek White GMC Truck in Connection with Fatal Hit-Skip Crash

June 3, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Fredericktown – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal hit-skip crash that occurred June 2 at approximately 11:48 p.m. in Knox County. The two vehicles – a pickup truck and a motorcycle – crashed on Upper Fredericktown Road, at the intersection of Beckley Road and Morris Township in Knox County. The motorcyclist died later at a local hospital. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of the pickup truck.

Troopers believe the suspect drove a white 2014-2015 GMC Sierra, based on a driver’s side running board left at the crash scene where the truck sustained damage. However, it could be any full-size GMC or Chevrolet pickup.

Anyone with information about the crash and this vehicle, which is currently missing a driver’s side running board, should contact the Mount Gilead Post at 419-768-3955 or the OSHP Hub at 614-799-6633.

The motorcyclist, Jordan M. Pauley, age 20, of Mount Vernon, Ohio was operating a maroon 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster northbound on Upper Fredericktown Road. The white pickup truck failed to yield at a stop sign on Beckley Road. The suspect vehicle struck Mr. Pauley as he was traveling through the intersection, then fled the scene of the crash. Mr. Pauley was transported to the Knox Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Next of kin has been notified. Mr. Pauley was not wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol or drug usage is unknown at this time.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead Patrol Post. The post was assisted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Vernon Fire and EMS.

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