MN Authorities Looking For Pickup Involved in Deadly Hit-And-Run
Authorities in southwestern Minnesota are investigating a fatal hit-and-run.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded shortly after noon yesterday to reports of a man lying in the north ditch along a rural road north of the town of Beaver Creek and about 7 miles northwest of Luverne. When they arrived at the scene, the deputies located the body of 76-year-old William Krotzer, and the Luverne man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sheriff's Office says his vehicle was found about a mile east of his body with a flat tire.
An investigation determined Krotzer was the victim of a hit-and-run and it's believed he was struck by a newer model Chevrolet Z71 pickup. Investigators also believe the vehicle is maroon or a similar color and would have front-end damage.
The Sheriff's office is asking anyone who may have seen Krotzer walking on the road Wednesday morning or has information about the suspect vehicle to contact investigators at 507-283-5000.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the State Patrol, the Rock County Highway Department, and the Luverne Fire Department are assisting with the investigation.
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