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Waskish Township, Minnesota – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Minnesota State Patrol with the investigation of a hit and run fatality motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 31st, 2021 at approximately 6:50AM. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the subject and vehicle depicted in the attached photos. The motor vehicle crash occurred approximately three miles south of the community of Waskish, near Upper Red Lake.

Law enforcement believes there are members of the public that may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area of the crash, as well as the City of Kelliher. Law enforcement believes the vehicle involved fled the scene traveling southbound on Minnesota Highway 72.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office, and the Grand Rapids Police Department for their assistance. Any information received from the public to aid in the investigation of this incident is greatly appreciated.

Any information can be forwarded to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office at 218-333-9111 or to the Minnesota State Patrol at 218-683-8410. Please reference Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office case #21009159.

No additional information is available at this time.

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