Missouri Highway Patrol identifies body found in median of I-44 in Springfield

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Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 1:57 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 8:33 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the body found in the median of I-44 in Springfield.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the body has been identified as 53-year-old Craig Griffitts of Oroville, California. The crash report states the crash happened around 4:40 a.m. Monday, a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a man from Republic hit Griffitts on the highway.

The incident happened on I-44 near the West Bypass exit. Authorities received a call about a body in the median around 11:30 a.m. At the time, troopers closed one interstate lane in both directions to investigate.

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