March 2, 2024

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Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver in Scott County

A little one riding a bicycle Friday night time died soon after staying strike by a suspected drunk driver in a pickup truck.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Business, deputies responded to a get in touch with all-around 7:15 p.m. for an unresponsive bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the vicinity of Zachary Avenue and 260th Street in Cedar Lake Township.

On arrival, initial responders located a youngster who was useless. The 72-12 months-aged driver approached deputies and explained to them he was driving eastbound on 260th street when he left the highway and afterwards recognized he experienced hit the boy or girl with his truck.

There was noticeable large destruction to the entrance of his 2003 GMC pickup truck, according to the press release.

Deputies seen the odor of alcohol coming from the male and done a industry sobriety test. The gentleman was arrested and taken to Scott County Jail on suspicion of Prison Vehicular Homicide. He has not been formally billed.

The victim’s name and age will be released at a later time by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Business office.

“Our hearts are broken for a family who lost their boy or girl yesterday,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen in the press release. “This is a tragic reminder that it is by no means ok to drink and generate.”

The Scott County Sheriff’s Business and Minnesota State Patrol are investigating this incident.