Wayzata police officer fatally struck on U.S. 12; driver arrested
September 11, 2017
A Wayzata police officer was struck and killed Friday afternoon while clearing debris from the roadway of U.S. 12, authorities said.
Officer William Allen Mathews, 47, was responding to a call around 12:30 p.m. about potential traffic hazards on the highway when a Nissan Murano struck him in the eastbound lanes. He was rushed to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he died, Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold said.