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

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

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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."

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