January 24, 2014 4:03 PM

Blue Springs lawyer pleads guilty in highway death of MoDOT worker

What family members had waited 16 months to hear took seven minutes to be said Friday. David Murdick admitted being the drunken driver who barreled through an Independence accident scene and killed their loved one — Clifton Scott, a 50-year-old motorist-assist operator who worked the overnight shift — in 2012.

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