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Northfield, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol has requested the public's assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run along I-35 in Rice County.

The vehicle is a black 2006 Lincoln MKZ with damage on the driver-side door and missing the driver-side mirror. The State Patrol says the driver never stopped after striking two tow truck operators while they were working to remove a vehicle from the center median along northbound I-35 in an area north of Northfield shortly before 2 o'clock this morning.

The State Patrol identified the tow truck operators as 39-year-old Michael Sirek and a 23-year-old Parker Swanson. Both men live in Faribault. Sirek was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Faribault, while Parker was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center. Both suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run vehicle and/or driver is asked to contact the State Patrol at 507-285-7409.

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