Vehicle runs over Walker man, causing serious injuries

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WALKER — A 60-year-old Walker man was seriously injured Wednesday, Aug. 19, after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at Orton’s Y Mart Convenience Store in Turtle Lake Township, rural Walker.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called at 2:26 p.m. When deputies arrived on scene they observed several individuals providing medical aid to the man, who was transported to a Fargo, North Dakota, hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office reported.

The sheriff’s office did not name the victim in the news release.

Witnesses described the vehicle to deputies and stated it left the scene after running the victim over. Deputies quickly located the vehicle believed to be involved in rural Turtle Lake Township. A 48-year-old Walker man was arrested for numerous offenses and transported to the Cass County Detention Center. Alcohol is believed to be involved in the incident, the sheriff’s office reported.

North Memorial Health Hospital ambulance and air care services assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene.

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