Walker Man Arrested After a Hit-and-Run, Victim with Life-Threatening Injuries
Deputies arrested a driver suspected of driving over and seriously injuring a 60-year-old man in Walker yesterday.
According to the release, on Wednesday August 19th at 2:26 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a person had been run over by a vehicle at the Orton’s Y Mart Convenience Store in Turtle Lake Township, in rural Walker, MN.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they saw several individuals providing medical aid to a 60-year-old man of Walker that had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses described the vehicle and stated that it left the scene after running the victim over. Medical aid was provided, and the victim was transported to a Fargo, ND hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.
Deputies quickly located the vehicle believed to be involved in rural Turtle Lake Township. The driver was identified as Merrill Cloud, age 48, of Walker. Cloud was arrested on numerous charges and was transported to the Cass County Detention Center. Alcohol is believed to be involved in the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation.