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63-year-old hit, killed on eastbound I-44 in Sullivan identified

Daniel Kern of Seymour, Missouri, was standing in the second lane of I-44 when he was struck.
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SULLIVAN, Mo. — A person was hit and killed on a highway in Sullivan, Missouri, Thursday morning.

Daniel Kern, a 63-year-old man from Seymour, Missouri was standing in the second lane on I-44 in Sullivan, when he was hit by a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report said 

Interstate 44 was closed at mile marker 226 and traffic backed up on eastbound lanes for nearly a mile.

Traffic was diverted to exit the highway at a ramp and immediately re-entering the highway at the on-ramp.

The crash happened a 4:39 a.m. Thursday, the report said. The driver of the Equinox, from Sullivan, suffered minor injuries. 

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