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Police say 2 pedestrians killed on same stretch of I-70

Police say 2 pedestrians killed on same stretch of I-70

February 18th, 2018 by Associated Press in Missouri News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police said two pedestrians have been killed in separate incidents on a two-mile stretch of Interstate 70 near Columbia in central Missouri.

Columbia police said 35-year-old Jerry Martin, of Florissant, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a vehicle as he walked along the interstate. Police said the vehicle fled the scene, and officials continued Saturday evening to search for the car and driver.

On Friday, police said another pedestrian was hit shortly before 1 a.m. by a semitrailer and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the initial investigation indicates the Friday crash was not an accident. Police had not released more details of the crash or the name of the person killed by Saturday.