Skip to main content

Driver potentially responsible for fatal hit-and-run comes forward

Travis Pennig, 26, was hit while sitting on the side of a road.

A driver potentially responsible for the hit-and-run that killed Alexandria father-of-two Travis Pennig has got in contact with police.

Alexandria Police released an image of a dark SUV it says might be connected to the 26-year-old's death on Monday, Mar. 19.

The registered owner of the SUV came forward earlier this week, saying they believe it may have been involved in the collision, with police saying the SUV "did have damage consistent to the scene of this crash."


– Dad-of-2 killed in Alexandria hit-and-run

Sign up for our daily newsletters

A search warrant obtained by KSTP state the owner called 911 to say they think they hit Pennig "but thought it was the curb" and that they didn't mean to hurt anyone.

The caller was remorseful, according to the search warrant, but has since not spoken further with police on the advice of his attorney.

Pennig's father did say his son was sitting at the side of the road when he was hit, which followed an argument he'd had with his partner.

Alexandria PD said it's attempting to substantiate the driver of the vehicle "and the accuracy of the alleged vehicle involved."

Next Up

icicles, freezing weather, cold weather

Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

Reyel Simmons photo 1 - complaint - crop

MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.


Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.

Amaya Battle

Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday

The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

turtinen two harbors

MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan

The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.

police lights

Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say

A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase

Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

covid, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21

Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.

minneapolis police

Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.


Father's plea to find his son's hit-and-run killer

Travis Pennig died after being hit by a car on Monday night.

Dad-of-2 killed in Alexandria hit-and-run

Travis Pennig, 26, died at the scene.

Family of hit-and-run victim's emotional plea for driver to come forward

"I am begging for you to come forward and rectify your mistake," the victim's son wrote.

Reward to find hit-and-run driver who caused these injuries

Casey Kearns suffered horrific injuries in a January hit-and-run.

2 arrested over hit-and-run killing of St. Paul restaurant worker

Jose Hernandez Solano died 11 days after the hit-and-run.


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.

Mother and son charged in hit-and-run that killed St. Paul restaurant worker

The victim was popular restaurant worker Jose Hernandez Solano.