Fatal hit-and-run at interstate rest stop

MAHTOWA TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a Duluth man is under arrest for a hit-and-run death at an interstate rest stop.

The patrol says a 62-year-old Cloquet man was walking in the Mahtowa rest area along Interstate 35 Wednesday evening when a Ford pickup struck and killed him.

Authorities say witnesses saw the truck leaving the scene. The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/11zyl7K ) says the 55-year-old suspect was taken into custody after fleeing from officers.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

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