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Smithville resident charged in crash that left motorcyclist in critical condition

Posted at 11:47 AM, Sep 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-27 12:02:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After the Sunday evening crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured, a driver has been charged with second-degree assault Tuesday morning.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office announced it will continue investigating the incident, as 49-year-old Smithville resident Jason Kissick is suspected of driving while intoxicated. More charges may be forthcoming.

Around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a wreck on Litton Way, right by Smithville Lake.

Kissick, the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze, struck a 34-year-old driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorist was not wearing a helmet at the time and was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim remains in critical condition.

Kissick remained on the scene and cooperated with police, Sarah Boyd, public relations manager for the Clay County Sheriff's Office, said.

Kissick remains in custody as the investigation continues.