MSHP: Intoxicated Pedestrian Hit While Crossing I-70

| January 12, 2013
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Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other emergency crews responded to an accident at about 5:30 p.m. Friday on I-70 near the Higginsville junction.  Investigators said Michelle Jones, 32, of Illinois, was intoxicated when she attempted to cross the interstate.  She was hit by a westbound vehicle driven by Elizabeth Clark, 24, of Lexington.  Jones was rushed to Centerpoint Hospital in critical condition.  Clark was not hurt in the accident.  Although Jones was not operating a vehicle at the time of the incident, she is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving, and possession of marijuana.

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