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Police seeking help in locating driver involved in fatal hit-and-run

Police seeking help in locating driver involved in fatal hit-and-run

Alejandra Palacios
Created: September 14, 2020 03:13 PM

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver involved in a pedestrian fatality Sunday morning.

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The crash occurred sometime between 5:30 a.m. to 6:09 a.m. near the city of Pierz in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol received a call from a passerby that a man was lying on Highway 25, just south of 163rd street at 6:09 a.m. Sunday.

Forty-year-old Joseph Herold was pronounced dead at the scene. Herold was reportedly last seen walking on Hwy. 25 north of Pierz around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said conditions in the area at the time of the crash were dark and foggy. The description of the vehicle is unknown at this time, but it’s possible there is damage to car.

If you have any information that can assist us with our investigation, please call MSP Investigator Sgt. Lance Turcott at 218-316-3026 or 218-820-8401.

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