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Police searching for driver after fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis

Police say the driver of a cream or white SUV hit a man in the road and then fled.

A man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run in North Minneapolis Thursday evening, and now police are searching for the driver. 

Police responded to 30th Avenue North and Newton Avenue North just after 5:40 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls about a man who'd been hit by a vehicle that then fled, police said. 

Paramedics worked to save the man's life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will release his identity in the coming days.

Police believe a cream or white SUV hit the man in the roadway and then went east on 30th Avenue North without stopping.

The MPD's crime lab, traffic investigations unit and homicide unit responded to the scene to investigate the fatal hit-and-run. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here. All tips are anonymous and could lead to a cash reward. 

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In January and February of this year, five pedestrians have been hit and killed by motorists, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says. Last year, from January-November (December data wasn't listed on the state's site), preliminary numbers show 36 pedestrians were killed in crashes.

In 2019 (the most recent year with complete data available), there were 1,008 crashes involving pedestrians in Minnesota, resulting in 50 deaths and 984 injuries, DPS says. The majority of fatal crashes happened when the person hit was crossing the street.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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