Driver flees fatal hit-and-run on I-70

9 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:34:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police were unsure Saturday who drove a vehicle they believe hit and killed a man on I-70. 

In a news release, police said 35-year-old Jerry Martin, of Florissant, was walking on I-70 westbound at mile marker 129.6 when the vehicle hit him.

Police said they believe the vehicle is a silver passenger car. The driver left the scene, according to a news release from the department.

Columbia police said Saturday it was unclear when the crash occurred.

An alert from Boone County Joint Communications at 7:36 a.m. said the passing lane of I-70 westbound at mile marker 129.6 was closed because of a police incident. It is the same mile marker where police said the crash occurred.

Police asked anyone with information about the crash to call the department at 573-874-7652.

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