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Victim's name released in Beltrami County hit-and-run

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.   Responding deputies found the deceased , Christopher Lee Strong, 25 of Bemidji, MN,  lying in the road at the scene.  Skid marks and vehicle parts were also located on the road.

Investigators are looking for a brick red-colored vehicle with front end damage.  The color swatch below represents the color of the vehicle being sought.

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 Mr. Strong’s whereabouts during the last day  and any information about the driver of the  vehicle which struck Mr. Strong  is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 218-333-9111

The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.