Skip to main content

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

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

The father of a 26-year-old Alexandria man killed in a hit-and-run has made a plea to find the person responsible.

Travis Pennig, a father of two young children, died in a hospital after being found on the side of 34th Avenue. He had been hit by a car sometime between 10:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Alexandria police had a breakthrough on Friday when it released an image of the car it's believed hit Pennig.

Car suspected of hitting Travis Pennig

His father, Jeff, has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and said "close friends and family of his are struggling to cope."

According to the GoFundMe page, Pennig was sitting on the side of the road when the car hit him, with the driver fleeing the scene rather than see if he was ok.

Speaking to KSTP, Jeff says his son had gone out for a walk after an argument with his girlfriend.

"We're praying for you too, whoever you are, come forward," he told the TV station.

A separate fundraiser started by a family friend on Facebook has so far raised $850.

Pennig is survived by two children, Hayzel, 2, and Oriin, 4, and partner Corrie Jennings.

Anyone with information about the car above should call police on 320-763- 6631.

Next Up

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys

The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.

Nicollet County Bell Jan 2022 4

Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it

The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.

covid

COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says

More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 9.04.12 AM

Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop

The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.

DOminos pizza flickr mr blue maumau

Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza

He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.

carvana vending machine

Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities

The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.

Patrick Graham

Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach

Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.

floor and decor screengrab

Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space

This will be the company's first Minnesota location.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28

The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.

Bryan Acuna

Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.

Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to MLB.com.

Related

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

Travis Pennig, 26, died at the scene.

Driver possibly behind fatal hit-and-run comes forward

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

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

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

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

The victim was popular restaurant worker Jose Hernandez Solano.

Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 2.17.58 PM

Three years on from hunter's death, family's plea to find his killer

Terry Brisk's wife released a video appealing for information.

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

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

Father and son charged over threats, weapons haul found in Vadnais Heights

The family intends to sue over infringement of their rights.