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Off-duty Elkahrt police officer seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Elkhart Police Department Cpl. Leonard Dolshenko (Provided Photo/Elkhart Police Department)

ELKHART, Ind. (WISH) — An off-duty Elkhart police officer was rushed to a South Bend hospital Wednesday night after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle, police say.

Just before 10:30 p.m., Elkhart police responded to a report of a motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened in the 2200 block of Osolo Road/Woodland Estates Drive.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel rendered aid to a motorcycle driver identified as Elkhart Police Department Cpl. Leonard Dolshenko was taken to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

It was last reported Thursday that the officer was in stable condition, according to a release.

The female driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

Police did not say what led to the crash or if alcohol was believed to be a leading factor. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a full investigation.