A man accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash in south-central Iowa has a history of traffic offenses. The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Marion County.
Twenty-year-old Clayton Harsin of Knoxville was on a motorcycle that had slowed to turn and was rear-ended by a pickup. Harsin was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. The truck left the scene, but authorities identified the driver as 32-year-old Michael Liggett of Monroe. He’s now charged with vehicular homicide and OWI third offense. If convicted, he’d face a 25-year prison term.
Police say Liggett did have a valid driver’s license, as his last drunk driving arrest happened 10 years ago.