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Fatal hit and run in Beltrami County; authorities seek driver

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run reported at 4:24 am on 07/31/2013 on Grange Road NW just east of Nature Road.  Two passerby’s reported to Beltrami County Dispatch a body was lying on the road.  Responding deputies found the deceased body of a 25 year old male pedestrian at the scene.  Skid marks and vehicle parts were also located on the road. 

Investigators are looking for a red vehicle with front end damage.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in this hit and run.  Anyone with information regarding this hit and run is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 218-333-9111

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives. 

Minnesota State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

No further information is available at this time.  More information will be released after 4 pm today.