Body found on St. Paul road believed to be hit-and-run victim

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Police believe a body found in a road in St. Paul was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, police are responding to an apparent fatal hit-and-run near the intersection of McKnight Road N. and Margaret Street in St. Paul.

A passerby found the body of a man lying in the southbound lane of McKnight Road Friday night.

Evidence at the scene seems to indicate that the victim was a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle.

The southbound lanes of McKnight Road will be closed for an unknown period of time as members of the Forensic Services Unit collect evidence to determine what hapened.