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Surveillance footage shows a semi that may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident Friday night, May 2, 2014, near the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets in Goshen. (Photo Supplied)
Photo shows semi that may have been involved in Goshen hit-and-run
Posted on May 4, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

GOSHEN — Indiana conservation officers have obtained a photo of a semi that was possibly involved in a hit-and-run accident Friday night, May 2, in Goshen that injured a local man.

A semi was seen on surveillance footage at a nearby 7-11 convenience store shortly after an accident around 9:25 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets.

Goshen resident Marty Clawson, 36, told investigating officer Tyler Brock that he was pushing his ATV when the accident occurred. Clawson told police he saw a semi traveling about 30 mph south on Main Street driving close to the edge of the road. Clawson said he tried to pull his ATV out of the path of the semi, but the passenger’s side rear section of the semi trailer collided with his ATV, throwing Clawson against the semi trailer. The semi kept driving and did not stop at the scene of the accident, according to police.

Clawson had serious back injuries, and his ATV was significantly damaged. A passerby found Clawson lying on the road and called 911. Goshen Fire Department and EMS personnel took him to IU Health Goshen Hospital where he was treated for nine fractured vertebrae.

The semi is believed to be a Peterbilt with a sleeper cab. The semi was initially described as a 1990s, dark colored tractor with multiple amber marker lights on the cab and pulling a light colored box trailer. The trailer may have damage to the right rear area. The semi was traveling south on Main Street between 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Clawson has seen the photo taken from the convenience store surveillance footage and told investigators that he is confident that it shows the semi that injured him.

The driver may not have known the accident occurred and is not considered a suspect for any criminal charges at the time, according to Brock.

Anyone with information should call the Goshen Police Department at 533-8661 or the Indiana Conservation Officers dispatch center at 812-837-9536.