Oct. 3 UPDATE: The motorcycle driver in this case has died. He is identified as 34-year-old Donald J. Hundley of Kansas City, Mo. He passed away Sept. 28, and his organs were donated.
Investigation into the case continues, and more charges are possible. Suspect Jason Kissick remains in our detention center.
Sept. 27 UPDATE: 49-year-old Jason Kissick of Smithville has been charged with 2nd-degree assault in this crash. More charges are possible as investigation continues. The victim remains in critical condition.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a very serious-injury crash involving a motorcyclist that occurred near the Smithville Dam last night.
Deputies were dispatched to the wreck about 7:40 p.m. Sunday on Litton Way near DD Highway, next to Smithville Lake. When they arrived, they found a Chevrolet Cruze had struck a 34-year-old man on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle driver had life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital, where he remains in very critical condition. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Cruze remained on scene and is under investigation for driving while intoxicated. He is in custody while detectives and the Traffic Safety Unit continue their investigation.
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