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Troopers Search for Hit and Run Suspect

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- State troopers are searching for a driver who ran away after hitting a motorcyclist with his van.

The suspect is Jose Chacon, 20, of Grandview.

The accident happened at about 7 o'clock last night. Troopers say Chacon was driving south on I-97 and turned in front of northbound traffic at the Lateral 1 intersection. Chacon's van hit a motorcycle being driven by John Meehan, 42, of Yakima. Meehan was taken to Yakima Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in this crash. If you have information about this accident, or the whereabouts of Jose Chacon, you're asked to call state patrol at 575-2320.


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