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Man turns himself in as driver in fatal hit and run near Bemidji

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Man turns himself in as driver in fatal hit and run near Bemidji
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BEMIDJI -- A 58-year-old man turned himself in to police Friday morning, admitting he was the driver in the fatal hit and run that killed Christopher Lee Strong.

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The red Monte Carlo police identified Thursday as being involved in Strong's death was seized, and taken to the Law Enforcement Center, according to Beltrami County emergency management director Beryl Wernberg. The man's name was not released, and Wernberg said "no further information will be released at this time."

Strong’s body was found at the intersection of Grange and Nature roads just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. A newspaper carrier for The Pioneer made the discovery and called police.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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