James Starks' SUV was hit by semi in crash

Richard Ryman
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GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers running back James Starks was injured when his sport utility vehicle was hit by a semi tractor-trailer on Dec. 12.

The crash resulted in Starks being placed in the NFL concussion protocol. He has not been cleared to play since.

Police initially would not release details about the crash, which happened at 4:32 a.m. at the intersection of Webster Avenue and Radisson Street on Green Bay's north side. The crash came about 12 hours after the Packers played the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field.

A Green Bay police report, filed with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, said the crash occurred as Starks was driving northbound on Webster Avenue.

His Range Rover was struck by a Contract Transport Services LLC truck driven by Robert Boeck, 63, of De Pere, according to the report. Boeck was headed east on Radisson. He stopped at a flashing red light, then proceeded into the intersection, hitting Starks' vehicle. The Range Rover was extensively damaged, the airbag deployed and Starks' SUV vehicle came to rest in the grass on the east side of Webster Avenue, according to the report.

Starks was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.

Boeck was cited for inattentive driving, according to the report.

Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, the report said.

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