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Columbia Police ID Bicyclist Killed on I-70

Posted: Oct 30, 2013 4:31 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Oct 30, 2013 4:35 PM

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COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia police say they've confirmed the identity of a man struck and killed early Saturday while riding a bicycle on Interstate 70.

Police said Wednesday that DNA testing confirmed the victim as 36-year-old Ennis Patrick, of Columbia. Officers also believe they located the truck that hit Patrick's bicycle and are awaiting more tests to confirm the connection.

A truck driver notified the Missouri Highway Patrol around 4 a.m. Sunday that he might have hit a deer at the I-70 exit to U.S. 63.

The case was forwarded to Columbia police, who began an investigation several hours later when motorists began reporting bloody clothing, boots and remains on the interstate.

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