Missouri Highway Patrol reports say a Wappapello man was killed late Sunday night in Butler County, around 9:30 p.m. on Route T, near County Road 569. 26-year old Charles Colbert III, was crossing the road when he was hit by a northbound car. Sheriff Mark Dobbs confirmed Colbert was hit by Deputy Brian Kearbey. Dobbs said Kearbey was headed to a call, but was not speeding. His emergency lights were not on. Kearbey is now on administrative leave and has been with the department for about eight years. A report says Colbert and a friend were walking south on Highway T when a car stopped on the opposite side of the road to offer them a ride. The men were crossing the road when Colbert was hit. The friend and the driver of the car that stopped have both given statements. The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that Colbert’s dad is a trooper.
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