Driver in Memorial Day Hit-and-Run Fatality Near Waskish Identified
The driver in a hit-and-run fatality that happened on Memorial Day about three miles south of Waskish in Beltrami County has been identified.
The crash happened on May 31 on Highway 72. On June 1, the victim was identified as 58-year-old Shaun Allen O’Malley of Kelliher.
Earlier this month, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office released photos and requested the public’s help in identifying a suspect. The Minnesota State Patrol and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips and assistance and the driver has now been identified. The vehicle that was used in the crash has also been recovered.
The case is still under investigation, and no additional information is available at this time. The individual is not being named pending formal charges.