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Investigators identify body found near I-44 in Strafford, Mo.; arrest made Tuesday afternoon

Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 7:52 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 5:06 PM CST
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STRAFFORD, Mo. (KY3) -The Missouri Highway Patrol reports officers arrested a woman in a deadly hit and run crash in Strafford, Mo. Tuesday morning.

Investigators say Traten J. Sherry, 46, of Nebraska, was found dead near a farm and lawn store on Evergreen Road along I-44 just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say he died after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on the road. We have learned Sherry worked at a business in the area. Officers booked a woman late Tuesday afternoon into the Webster County Jail on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.

“There are no witnesses,” said Sgt. Mike McClure, Missouri State Highway Patrol. “He did sustain some injuries that are, may or may not be consistent with being struck with a vehicle.”

Businesses, including WCT Farm and Lawn, checked surveillance cameras for anything that might be helpful. Investigators say fog may have been a factor.

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