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
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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