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Update: Police identify driver of van that motorcyclist struck

Posted: 12:06 PM, Jun 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-29 20:06:38Z

The driver of a van that a motorcyclist struck Tuesday night has been identified, police say.

The driver has been identified as a 49-year-old Summit Township man, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department. The van is a 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.

No arrests have been made at this time, and the case will be forwarded to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office for review of possible criminal charges.

At about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, a 36-year-old motorcycle driver on a 1984 Honda CR80, was traveling southbound on Milwaukee Street when witnesses reported he failed to stop at a stop sign. The motorcyclist struck the side of the van, which was traveling westbound on Prospect Street, and failed to stop for the crash.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, and was transported to the hospital in critical condition as a result of head trauma.

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A motorcyclist who failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a van is in critical condition, police say.

Jackson Police Department is investigating the crash, which happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of S. Milwaukee and E. Prospect streets.

Police say the white van the motorcyclist hit did not stop, and officers are looking for information regarding the vehicle.

The van is described as a white, full-sized van. It was traveling westbound on Prospect Street when it was struck by the motorcyclist, a 36-year-old man, who was traveling southbound on Milwaukee Street.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital where he is currently in critical condition as a result of head trauma.

The Jackson Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the van involved. The van should have damage on the passenger side rear quarter panel area. Anyone with information can contact the Jackson Police Department at 517-768-8726 or Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan at 855-840-7867.