A man was fatally run over in Maplewood by a driver who left the scene and has yet to be located, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of N. Lakewood Drive near Beaver Creek Parkway, police said.
The crash was not in a crosswalk but occurred between the two northbound lanes, police Lt. Brian Bierdeman said Sunday.
Low lighting and a blind and wooded driveway may have contributed to the crash, Bierdeman added.
Officers and emergency medical personnel aided the man, but he died at the scene, Bierdeman said.
Authorities haven’t released the man’s identity. Emergency responders said he was about 25, according to dispatch audio.
A passerby told police that a second vehicle, a black car, pulled over briefly before leaving the scene. Someone in that car might have seen the vehicle that hit the man, police said.
Police say the vehicle being sought is likely to have heavy front-end damage. Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Sgt. Joe Steiner at 651-249-2608 or Joe.Steiner@maplewoodmn.gov.