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Car hits, kills man in Glyndon

An unidentified 42-year-old man was struck and killed by a westbound car about 10 p.m. Sunday in Glyndon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident occurred on Highway 10, which is State Street in Glyndon, near the intersection of Lund Avenue South just west of the Hill Lounge.

Patrol Sgt. Randy Harms said a call on the accident was received about 10:03 p.m. by emergency dispatchers.

According to Harms, four witnesses said the man had tried to run from the south side of the highway to the north, then slipped and fell into the path of the car. Harms said it appeared the man was hit roughly 30 or 40 yards before the intersection where his body lay facedown, covered by a sheet next to the opened driver's side door of a dark colored four-door Buick LeSabre sedan.

Harms said the driver was not injured and he was being interviewed.

Harms said the vehicle's speed was not a factor and that neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to play a part in the accident.

The name of the victim and his address was not released at the time The Forum went to press.

Glyndon resident Jesse Torres, looking on as law enforcement and emergency personnel secured the scene, said he heard a scream that seemed to "cut off right away."

Emergency vehicles blocked off the inner lanes of the road around the sedan and the man's body. Traffic was reduced to one lane each way.

In addition to the State Patrol, Glyndon Fire and Rescue, the Clay County Sheriff's Department, and Glyndon and Dilworth police responded to the accident.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583