Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Highway 6 in Deer River, MN

Pedestrian killed in crash
Pedestrian killed in crash(Credit: MGN)
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 9:58 AM CDT
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ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - A man was found dead on a highway in Itasca County over the weekend.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, to the intersection of Golf Course Road and Highway 6 in Deer River. That’s an area just west of the Blueberry Hills Golf Course.

The crash report says 61-year-old Clement John Nason of Deer River was found dead in the northbound traffic lane of Highway 6.

The State Patrol is looking for more information or witnesses to the hit-and-run crash. They would like to speak with anyone who was driving northbound on Highway 6 between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. between Highway 2 and County Road 19.

Troopers say there was dense fog at the time and the driver may have been unaware they hit a person. If you have any information, contact the investigator at 218-735-3729.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Deer River Police and Deer River Fire also responded to the scene.