MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – St. Cloud Police are searching for a driver that fled the scene of a multiple-vehicle car crash by foot on Wednesday morning.
According to authorities, the incident occurred at the intersection of County Road 75 and 33rd Street South at around 9:40 a.m. The area was closed to traffic for a portion of the day while police investigated the incident, but eventually reopened.
Police say that a box truck was traveling west on 33rd Street South and tried to turn left onto County Road 75, when a SUV failed to stop at the red light and crashed into the truck.
The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The SUV driver, however, lost control and hit a second vehicle driven by a 69-year-old. The car eventually left the road and stopped after it struck a row of trees. The driver then fled the car, leaving behind two passengers.
Police were not able to find the driver even with the help of a K-9 officer.
The passengers, a 33-year-old from St. Michael and a 34-year-old from St. Cloud, were taken to the nearby hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The 69-year-old driver of the second vehicle suffered no injuries.
An investigation is underway.
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