The Minnesota State Patrol has appealed to the public for help in identifying a vehicle involved in a Thursday night crash that killed a pedestrian on I-94 in Clearwater.
The pedestrian ran into traffic at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, and hit the side of a semi-truck that had swerved to avoid the man, the State Patrol said. The man fell down, and another vehicle, described as a silver 2001-2004 Dodge Caravan, ran over the man and left the scene.
The pedestrian died at the scene. His name has not been released.
"Given the circumstances of this crash, it's possible that the driver of the Dodge did not see a person or knew they hit a person," said Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol. "We are calling on this motorist to contact us and for the public to provide information so we can properly conduct the crash investigation."
The State Patrol says the Dodge probably has front-end damage from a previous incident due to duct tape on a piece of the vehicle's bumper found at the crash site.
Anyone with information can contact the State Patrol St. Cloud District at: 320-255-2916.