A hit and run crash in the town of Meeme resulted in serious injuries according to Manitowoc County Deputy Inspector Jason Orth.

Orth said the hit and run crash resulted in a motorcycle operator sustaining serious injuries.

At 1:29 p.m. deputies and EMS were dispatched to the intersection of CTH M and CTH XX in the township of Meeme for a hit and run crash involving a pick-up truck and motorcycle.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 58-year-old male from rural Kiel was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on CTH M. A 30-year-old male also from rural Kiel was operating a 1997 Ford F350 pick-up truck northbound on CTH M. The operator of the truck turned in front of the motorcycle while turning westbound on CTH XX. The motorcycle collided with the truck resulting in serious injuries to the motorcycle operator. He was initially transported by ambulance to the village of Valders where a landing zone was established for ThedaStar. He was then airlifted to ThedaCare in Neenah. He was not wearing a helmet.

The operator of the truck fled the scene traveling westbound on CTH XX. Deputies located the truck and operator approximately 1.5 miles west of the crash scene. He was arrested for felony hit and run with injury and was cited for failure to yield right-of-way while making a left turn and failure to provide proof of insurance.

The names of the operators are not being released at this time. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office.

Cleveland Fire Department, Saint Nazianz First Responders, Valders Fire Department, and Valders Ambulance assisted at the scene.