MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The State Patrol is asking for the public’s help following a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in the southwest metro at that killed a pedestrian.

The hit-and-run happened around 5:15 a.m. in Belle Plaine near the intersection of Highway 169 and Belle Plaine Trail.

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Twenty-nine-year-old Derek Fath, of Belle Plaine, was killed.

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The State Patrol says that Fath was struck by an unknown car heading north on the interstate. Fath’s girlfriend, Ashley Hiemstra, says he was heading home from a friend’s home when he was hit. She said she and Fath have a son who is about to turn 2 years old.

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Investigators are asking for anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run to call 651-582-1502.