Monroe Man Charged After Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — A Monroe man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a crash Sunday night.

The incident happened just north of Knoxville at about 7:30 p.m. at Highway 14 and G44.

The Iowa State Patrol says motorcyclist Clayton Harsin, 20, was northbound on Highway 14 and slowed to make a turn. That’s when a pickup truck driven by Michael Liggett, 32, failed to slow down and hit the bike from behind.

Harsin died at the scene.

Officials say Liggett left the scene but he was later found by authorities after a tip from a member of the public.

He has been charged with vehicular homicide and his third OWI. He’s being held on a $160,000 bond.

11 comments

  • BrutallyHonest

    And why are alcohol sales still legal? Braindead cant legalize marijuana for medical purposes even, but yet does nothing regarding alcohol, heck they dont even tax alcohol like they do ciggarettes. This should certainly help his 0 fatalities campaign. This is very unfortunate and i get very pizzed off everytime i see some idiot drunk driver causing accidents.

  • Marge

    Third offense OWI? Now this guy has killed someone. Took off because he’s a coward. Hope he gets a long prison sentence now and is finally off the road. Hope he’s proud of himself.

  • Troy Hendrickson

    In Iowa, since the blood alcohol level is .06 and had to have a gun held to it’s head to get it that low, you can feel safe knowing that the state will allow people to legally drive despite being significantly impaired.

    We can also take solace in the fact that despite alcohol abuse costing the state $1.8 billion a year, we take in only around $120 million in actual budget revenue from it’s sale and in fact subisidize the abuse, promotion and production of alcohol.

  • Paul

    Quit blaming alcohol… that’s as stupid as blaming guns for people getting shot. The guys a POS that knew what he was doing. He’s the only one to blame.

      • Paul

        Blood /alcohol content in Iowa is .08 and anyone who tests over that is in violation of the law….even if their not actually impaired. This however doesn’t mean you can’t get arrested if your physically impaired at .02

      • Troy Hendrickson

        scientific research, peer reviewed and validated indicates significant impairment at levels as low as .02, sorry but the facts are the facts, and in Iowa, if you;re not a minor, or a commercial operator, .08 is the limit for prosecution under DUI, even though the state admits .02 is too impaired for minors, and .04 is too impaired for commercial operators.

  • Dan

    They lowered the limit to catch more doing it, but all they want is money.
    I know a guy that has a list of charges as long as he is tall. Last year he went to court for two more driving while barred habitual violator tickets. And on his way home from court he got another driving while barred ticket. No he didn’t go to prison.

  • Tom Smalley

    SEEMS they just Granted Knoxville Raceway a Multi Million Sale tax Rebate ,,,,,,so let me get this straight , SALES TAX REBATE on county Property , food is not taxed ? so what is the speedway selling that IS TAXED ? OH ALCOHOL SALES ……………………………………………………………………..And why are alcohol sales still legal? Braindead cant legalize marijuana for medical purposes even, but yet does nothing regarding alcohol, heck they dont even tax alcohol like they do ciggarettes. This should certainly help his 0 fatalities campaign. This is very unfortunate and i get very pizzed off everytime i see some idiot drunk driver causing accidents.

    In Iowa, since the blood alcohol level is .06 and had to have a gun held to it’s head to get it that low, you can feel safe knowing that the state will allow people to legally drive despite being significantly impaired.

    We can also take solace in the fact that despite alcohol abuse costing the state $1.8 billion a year, we take in only around $120 million in actual budget revenue from it’s sale and in fact subisidize the abuse, promotion and production of alcohol.

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