Sheriff: Hit-&-Run Driver Kills Teen In Andover

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are searching for the driver who struck and killed a teen Friday night in Andover.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says it happened at about 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of 141st Avenue Northwest and Palm Street.

The victim’s friends told investigators he had just left a residence before they heard the sound of a dull collision, followed by screeching tires. They ran out to find him injured in the street.

andover fatal hit and run scene Sheriff: Hit & Run Driver Kills Teen In Andover

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The victim, a 17-year-old male from Nowthen, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver is probably scared and feeling guilty and worried about covering their tracks,” said Cmdr. Paul Sommer. “And I can tell you, people do not get away with this. Whatever you’re feeling now is just going to be worse as time grows. We’re asking you to come forward at this point and turn yourself in and give us a call.”

Authorities do not have a vehicle description at this point. They are asking for anyone who was near the scene at the time to call 763-427-1212.

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