Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Aug. 22, 2013

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Public assistance sought to locate I-694 hit and run driver


Worker struck last night on Interstate 694 in New Brighton

ROSEVILLE, Minn.— The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are seeking the public’s assistance to locate the driver of a vehicle that struck and injured a highway construction worker last night. The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 694 west of the ramp from the interstate to Long Lake Road.

The vehicle, identified as a black Honda sedan, was driving in the lane closure from at least Silver Lake Road when it struck a worker saw cutting concrete as part of the concrete pavement repair project underway on the interstate. After striking the worker, the car continued driving and exited the closed ramp to Long Lake Road while dodging barricades, saws and other equipment. At the top of the ramp, the car crossed the grass median to drive around barricades and turned right onto Long Lake Road. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front end.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Minnesota State Patrol at 651-582-1511.

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