Missouri Air National Guard member murdered on highway in Lee's Summit

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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (WIBW) -- A Missouri Air National Guardsman died after being stabbed in Lee's Summit Saturday.

KCTV5 reports Cody M. Harter, 23, from St. Joseph, Missouri was found dead by his truck in the middle of northbound 291 Highway near the I-470 merger. Police are investigating it as a homicide.

Around 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the area on a report of a man stumbling in traffic.

Police told KCTV5 initial witness reports indicate that two men were fighting beside the road, outside their vehicle. They described it as a possible road rage incident.

Witnesses said they saw another vehicle stopped either in front of or behind the victim's vehicle.

Police believe that Harter was stabbed during the argument, stumbled into traffic, and died. The suspect fled north on I-470.