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FATAL HIT AND RUN - DRIVER TURNS HIMSELF IN- VEHICLE LOCATED

08/02/2013 - A 58 year old male contacted Beltrami County Sheriff’s investigators this morning and identified himself as the driver of the hit and run vehicle involved in the fatal crash on July 31st on Grange Road in Beltrami County. Investigators from the sheriff’s office and the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension met with the individual who admitted to being the driver of the car which struck Christopher Strong. Investigators obtained a statement from the individual. The red Monte Carlo believed to have struck Mr. Strong was seized by investigators from the individual and transported to a law enforcement facility for a forensic examination.

The Sheriff’s Office appreciates all the help received from the public in this investigation.

No further information will be released at this time as Investigators and are continuing to investigate the case and the circumstances surrounding Mr. Strong’s death.

Agencies involved in this investigation are the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Red Lake Tribal Police, Leech Lake Tribal Police and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

Sheriff Phil Hodapp

 

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