Moses Lake police searching for man who fled motorcycle crash

UPDATE: Police say the suspect has turned himself in. He is now in custody.

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Moses Lake Police Department is searching for a man who fled the scene of an early morning motorcycle crash, leaving a woman with serious injuries.

Mark Janke, 46, is accused of fleeing from the scene of the collision on E. Broadway in Moses Lake before officers arrived. Witnesses told police two motorcycles were riding together when one of them lost control, throwing the female passenger from the bike.

The passenger, a 47-year-old woman, was found bleeding in the road. She was airlifted to a Spokane hospital with head and upper body injuries.

Police developed probable cause that Janke had been driving the motorcycle. Officers recovered the motorcycle from his garage, but Janke was nowhere to be found.

MLPD is asking for the public’s help in locating Janke. You can call 509-762-1160 if you have any information as to his whereabouts.

Janke is well known in the Moses Lake sports community. He was a two-time state champion wrestler for Moses Lake High School in the early 1990s.

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