Harley rear-ended at highway speeds crashes, vehicle then fled scene

Missouri State Highway Patrol Tpr J.S. Baird preliminary report states the vehicle that fled is unknown
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Harley Davidson crashed in the northbound lanes of I-49 Monday night.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – About 9:45 p.m. Monday night reports of a motorcycle crash along I-49 near Gateway Drive alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.

Redings Mill Fire, Newton County Ambulance, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

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On scene we learn a Harley Davidson motorcycle had crashed in the northbound lanes just north of the Gateway exit.  MSHP Troopers were marking the crash for investigation.

Operating the 2015 Harley Davidson was a Joplin, Mo. man, Bradley Pippin, 52.  He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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Tpr J.S. Baird releases details in his preliminary report, “[Unknown Vehicle] struck the rear of [Harley], causing [Harley] to overturn and eject the driver.  [Unknown vehicle] then fled the scene.

It is currently unknown what type of vehicle struck Pippin, causing the crash.

Metro Towing removed the crashed motorcycle.

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