Minn. Man Killed on Christmas While Trying to Save Dog in Iowa

Created: 12/26/2013 11:45 AM
By: Jennie Olson

Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally hit by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.
The Iowa State Patrol says 74-year-old Lawrence Anderson, of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., walked into Interstate 35 in south central Iowa on Christmas night. Authorities say Anderson's car was stranded, and his dog escaped from the vehicle.
Shelton Short, of Osceola, was driving an SUV and hit Anderson as he tried to capture the dog. The 34-year-old told authorities he didn't see Anderson.
Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear what happened to the dog.

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