Patrol seeks driver who struck, killed man on scooter

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 25 2016 Apr 25, 2016 Monday, April 25, 2016 5:16:21 PM CDT April 25, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

HILLSBORO (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed a man on a scooter.

The accident happened early Sunday in Jefferson County, killing 44-year-old William Bentley of Pendleton, Indiana.

Bentley was riding the scooter on Highway 30 near Hillsboro. Authorities believe he was struck from behind around 3 a.m. Sunday. Bentley was thrown from the scooter.

Authorities originally found the scooter but no rider. Bentley's body was found about 6 p.m. Sunday when an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was jogging spotted it in the weeds, a significant distance from the scooter. Authorities say the scooter may have been dragged down the highway after Bentley was thrown off.

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