Monday, July 18, 2011
Gilbert L. Love, 73, Auxvasse, was killed Thursday night while he and another man were putting gas into a vehicle on Interstate 70 near Columbia were struck by a car.
Columbia police report the accident occurred at 8 p.m. when a man driving a sport utility vehicle hit Love and Edward Taggart, 72, Prairie Home. Love died at the scene and Taggart died at a Columbia hospital.
Police said the driver who hit the victims with his car, Earl William Hutcherson, 60, 261 N. Rainbow Drive, Columbia, made statements referring to using a cell phone and alcohol that might have been a factor in hitting the two men.