Car hits pedestrian crossing highway

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 12:08 a.m. Sunday, July 3, in Cass Lake.

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CASS LAKE โ€” A 27-year-old Cass Lake man was injured Sunday, July 3, after he was struck by a car on Highway 2 in Cass County.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 12:08 a.m., in Cass Lake. According to the report, a 2009 Dodge Challenger was eastbound on the highway when it swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting two pedestrians crossing the highway, hitting one of them.

The injured pedestrian, Michael Todd Fineday, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Sanford Health in Bemidji. The other pedestrian, Koda Kenneth Fineday, 18, along with the driver, Jonathan James Weyaus, 25, of Cass Lake and his passenger, Gabriel Joaquin Ortley, 20, of Cass lake, all had no reported injuries.

Both pedestrians were under the influence of alcohol, the state patrol reported.

The road was dry at the time.


Assisting at the scene were the Leech Lake Police Department, Cass County Sheriff Department and Bemidji Ambulance.

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