Pedestrian fatally struck in Big Lake Township

1:36 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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ELK RIVER, Minn. - An 18-year-old man is dead after being struck by a car while walking along Highway 10 in Sherburne County late Monday.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 10 and County Road 81 just before 11:45 p.m. and discovered the body of Efren Martinez of Big Lake.

Still on the scene was a 45-year-old Big Lake man who was driving the vehicle that hit Martinez. Investigators say there is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate, with help from the MN State Patrol.

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