Minnesota man killed chasing dog on Iowa interstate


The Des Moines Register reports a Minnesota man was struck by an SUV and killed while chasing his dog across Interstate 35 just south of Des Moines.

Authorities said the victim is Lawrence Anderson, 74, of Marine on St. Croix. The Iowa State Patrol says Anderson and his wife were traveling in an RV and had pulled over around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday near the exit for St. Charles when the dog got away.

KJAN says the driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Shelton Short of Osceola, Iowa, was traveling southbound on I-35 in the left lane before hitting Anderson. Short was uninjured.

The Star Tribune says the dog was recovered, taken to a nearby shelter and awaited retrieval by the family.

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