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Officials say man chasing dog killed in crash that involved Columbia driver

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a man who was chasing a dog on Interstate 70 west of St. Louis was fatally hit by a car driven by a Columbia woman.

Television station KMOV reports that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes on I-70 in Warren County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 55-year-old David Courtway, of Union, was running on the roadway chasing a dog when he was hit. The patrol said the driver, 22-year-old Abby Emerick of Columbia, saw Courtway and put on her brakes but could not stop in time to avoid hitting him. The effort caused the car to veer off the interstate. The patrol says Courtway was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emerick was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

ABC 17 News Digital Content Director Matthew Sanders contributed to this report. 

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