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.