Victim identified in Saturday's I-70 collision

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 7:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – The Boone County Medical Examiner's office confirmed the victim of an Interstate 70 crash on Saturday as Ennis Marquis Patrick, 36, of Columbia.

The confirmation was made through DNA testing. The family has been notified of the official confirmation, according to a release from the department on Wednesday.

The Columbia Police Department traffic unit also believes that the vehicle and driver who may have hit Patrick have been located. The unit was awaiting the results of DNA testing of material found on the vehicle to confirm it was the one that struck Patrick, according to the release.

Police received multiple reports of blood and clothing scattered across I-70 near the 130-mile marker on Saturday.

After investigating the scene, police determined that a person had possibly been struck by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle on the outside shoulder of the highway, according to a release from the Police Department on Saturday.

According to Missouri, Patrick was charged in February 2011 with being an aggravated offender/driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was convicted and sentenced to jail time and participation in an intensive substance abuse program.

Supervising editor is Katherine Reed.

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