NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities are searching for the suspect who allegedly hit a highway construction worker Wednesday night in New Brighton and then fled the scene.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the worker, who was sawing concrete as part of the repair project, was struck at 9:50 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of I-694, west of the ramp from the interstate to Long Lake Road.READ MORE: Attorney: Police Confirm Brian Laundrie’s Remains Were Found In Florida Nature Reserve
Lt. Eric Roeske said the worker is Lewis Patch, a 42-year-old from Lakeview, Mich. His injuries are non-life threatening, but are significant, Roeske said. Patch was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and his condition is not known.READ MORE: 'No Brainer': Football League Opts To Move Games Out Of Minneapolis After Shooting Left Spectator In Critical Condition
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black Honda sedan, and after hitting Patch, it exited the closed ramp by dodging barricades, saws and other equipment.
At the top of the ramp, the car crossed the grass median to drive around barricades, sustaining extensive damage to its front end.MORE NEWS: Good Samaritan Hit By His Own Car Gets His Vehicle Back
If you have any information, call the Minnesota State Patrol at 651-582-1511.