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Updated: Victim identified, man charged in accident

A hit and run accident took the life of motorcyclist late Thursday evening.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of University Drive and Henderson Lane.

Police say William Lowery Baird, 23, was driving eastbound on University Drive when he hit motorcyclist Thomas Charles Polk, 43, of Roseville, Michigan., from behind as he was in the turn lane.

Polk died instantly; Baird left the scene. Police found the car about 1/4 of a mile down the road parked at the Sonic on Jordan Lane.

Baird is charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

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