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Family, community looking for answers after man dies falling from car on I-70

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Police say the victim is 52-year-old Daryl Murphy from the Central West End.  (Family Photo) Police say the victim is 52-year-old Daryl Murphy from the Central West End. (Family Photo)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Calls for answers are getting louder Tuesday after a man fell out of a car along Interstate 70 and was hit by other vehicles.

He died at the scene and police and his friends want to know exactly what happened.

Police say the victim is 52-year-old Daryl Murphy from the Central West End. The incident occurred late Friday night, and is not considered a homicide but it is still under investigation.

Read: Police ID man killed after falling from moving vehicle on I-70

A witness told police  a maroon sedan was traveling east on 70 near Salisbury with the passenger door open. Murphy fell or was possibly pushed from the car and was hit by a truck and other vehicles.

None of the drivers stopped.

“For someone to do this is so unbelievable. We can't understand it, can't understand why,” said Murphy’s friend Angela Mitchell “If anyone has information, if you saw anything no matter how small you think it may have been, call police to let them know.”

Mitchell has known Murphy for more than 35 years. She says he was active in his church and was planning on singing in the male chorus again.

“He loved people. He never met a stranger. That's why this ordeal has saddened and hurt our community so, because we just don't understand why,” Mitchell said. “Who would want to hurt him? He just showed love to everyone he met. It's baffling to all of us why someone would want to harm him.”

She's organizing a vigil at Northwest High School Wednesday night at 6. But Mitchell says she  wants it to be a celebration of his life.

“We just don't want it to be a vigil. Daryl was upbeat, life of the party so it's going to be a celebration of his life as well. The neighborhood we all grew up in and the school he loved. He was the biggest cheer at his school. He's a pillar of our community and our neighborhood.”

Mitchell says at the vigil they will also be collecting donations to help with the funeral expenses or people can donate to Granberry Mortuary.

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