Police ID motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run that sparked manhun - WNEM TV 5

Police ID motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run that sparked manhunt

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Alexander Waschull (Source: Imlay City Police Dept.) Alexander Waschull (Source: Imlay City Police Dept.)

Authorities have identified a motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run that sparked a local manhunt ending when the suspect committed suicide.

The Imlay City Police Department has identified the motorcyclist as 54-year-old Rick Dahn of Almont.

Investigators said Dahn was on his motorcycle driving southbound on M-53 when he was t-boned by a vehicle driven by Alexander Waschull.

Following the crash, police said Waschull took off on foot after handing his son to the child’s grandmother. The child was not hurt in the crash.

Dahn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the silver Jeep that Waschull was driving had several loaded weapons inside. They also said police had been in contact with him for weapons offenses, domestic violence, OWI and disorderly contact.

There was a personal protection order in the system for Waschull, but had not yet been served, which would have prohibited him from having firearms.

The manhunt for Waschull, which included a helicopter and K9 search, extended from August 3rd into the early morning of Saturday, Aug. 4th.

Waschull was found in a field from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

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