GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Geary County authorities say they've identified the driver who struck a motorcyclist on I-70 and fled the scene, leaving the victim with fatal injuries.
The hit-and-run has been under investigation for several months.
Officials say the suspect is a truck driver who was on his normal route at the time of the crash.
Earlier this month, officials revealed that the Geary County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Steven Opat obtained a warrant for Rodney Leroy Stockstill Sr., 51, of St. Joseph Missouri.
He is alleged to have been driving the semi involved in the accident and to have left the scene of the crash that resulted in the death of an Ohio man who was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
On August 24, 2012 at 3 AM, Geary County deputies responded to I-70 mile post 310 west bound off-ramp to the rest area approximately 13 miles east of Junction City for a possible injury accident. There were heavy downpours at the time as storms moved through the area.
Dispatch stated that there was a man lying on the ground not moving next to a motorcycle. Passersby found the victim and called 911.
Officers arrived and found Bradey Weaver, 28, of Toledo, Ohio, suffering from serious head injuries. Weaver had been on a road trip to Las Vegas at the time of the deadly accident.
Weaver was rushed to the emergency room at Geary Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Officials later revealed that Weaver was killed in a hit-and-run and asked for the public's assistance gathering information on the case.
Weaver's motorcycle was struck from behind by Stockstill's 18-wheeler, according to Geary County authorities.
Officials say Stockstill is a truck driver who works for a company out of Doniphan County, Kansas and was traveling through Geary County on a route he took several times a week.
Paint transfer on the motorcycle was sent to the KBI for analysis but Geary County authorities remain tight-lipped on what evidence or information led them to charge Stockstill in the crash that claimed Weaver's life.
Rodney Stockstill Sr. is currently being held in Doniphan County, Kansas on unrelated charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.