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Fatal N. Minnesota crash first described as single-vehicle wreck now believed to be hit-and-run

Investigators looking for the driver and his car, but little is known about the circumstances leading to a Twin Cities man's death.


The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office believes this man is responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash. This image shows him inside a Cenex gas station. Credit: Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

A fatal crash in northern Minnesota that authorities first described as a single-vehicle wreck has investigators on the hunt for a hit-and-run suspect.

The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. Monday along Hwy. 72 just east of Upper Red Lake. Killed was 58-year-old Shaun A. O'malley, of Woodbury, whose SUV ended up in a ditch, according to the State Patrol. The driver's body was outside the wreckage, according to emergency dispatch audio.

Now the Beltrami Sheriff's Office and the State Patrol are saying a second vehicle was involved.


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