Pedestrian killed in western Minnesota hit-and-run identified; driver still sought
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run collision over the weekend near the town of Ottertail.
Tyler Wohlers, 21, from Wahpeton, N.D., was killed in the collision, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, which is asking for the public's help in finding the driver and vehicle involved.
About 1 a.m. Saturday, July 6, Wohlers and two other men were walking on the northbound shoulder of Highway 78 headed south.
Wohlers tripped and fell into the northbound traffic lane and was fatally struck by a passing car, which then drove away.
Ottertail is about 14 miles south of Perham.
The two other men told authorities the vehicle was a smaller sedan, similar to a Chevrolet Cavalier. The car could be a white or silver color. However, it was dark and there were no streetlights in the area. The vehicle will have front end damage and a fluid leak.
The patrol is asking anyone with information about the vehicle or driver to call Sgt. Rod Eischens at 218-846-8244.