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Republic woman hit and killed on I-44

A Republic woman was killed in a 1:16 a.m. wreck Saturday on Interstate 44 at the 123.8 mile marker. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Crystal A. Hassett, 42, was lying in the roadway, having been ejected from a previous crash, when an unidentified vehicle struck the pedestrian and continued westbound. Hassett was pronounced dead at the scene by Laclede County Coroner Steve Murrell. For more on this story, see the LCR.