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Marine on St. Croix man killed while trying to save dog in Iowa

  • Associated Press
  • December 26, 2013 - 11:15 AM

ST. CHARLES, Iowa — Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally struck by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.

The Iowa State Patrol says 74-year-old Lawrence Anderson, of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., walked into Interstate 35 in south central Iowa on Christmas night. Authorities say Anderson's car was stranded, and his dog escaped from the vehicle.

Shelton Short, of Osceola, was driving an SUV and struck Anderson as he tried to capture the dog. The 34-year-old told authorities he didn't see Anderson.

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear what happened to the dog.

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