Columbia Police ID Bicyclist Killed on I-70
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.