Patrol: Driver Had Been Drinking In Hit-&-Run That Killed Bicyclist
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) – The Minnesota State Patrol said the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Cass County apparently had been drinking.
Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near the area of Gull River Road and Gull Lake Drive in Cass County.
When authorities arrived, a 2002 Kia Sportage driven by 24-year-old Kerri Zelinske, of Brainerd, was traveling southbound on Gull Lake Drive and hit a bicycle that was headed northbound. Officials said alcohol was detected in the system of the driver.
The bicyclist, 57-year-old Leonard Grabowski, of Brainerd, was pronounced dead at the scene. The State Patrol is investigating the crash along with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
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