Police making progress in hit-and-run incident

Local News

The case of a hit-and-run accident late Sunday night in Fairmont could be wrapped up soon.

Police Chief Michael Hunter says numerous tips received from the public has aided in their investigation.

We were able to identify a person of interest in the incident,” he says. “The information also led to the officers executing a search warrant to seize a vehicle that was likely involved in the incident.”

Around 10:43 pm. Sunday night, a 70-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of Downtown Plaza and Third Street.

The man was airlifted by helicopter to Mayor Clinic in Rochester and was initially listed in critical condition.

But, Hunter says his condition continues to improve and an officer was able to interview him on Monday.

Hunter says the Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to assist with processing the physical evidence related to the incident and the investigation is still considered to be ongoing.

The Fairmont Police Department would like to thank the community for their quick response and assistance in this investigation.” he says.

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