A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday in west-central Minnesota, the State Patrol said.

The 21-year-old man from Wahpeton, N.D., died just after 1 a.m. when he fell into a northbound traffic lane on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail, in Otter Tail County, the patrol said. He had been walking south on the northbound shoulder with two other men.

The patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of the northbound vehicle that struck the man.

According to the other two men at the scene, the vehicle was a smaller sedan, such as a Chevrolet Cavalier, and could be white or silver. The vehicle would have front-end damage and a fluid leak.

The State Patrol asks that anyone with information about the vehicle or the driver call Sgt. Rod Eischens at 218-846-8244.

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