18-year-old hit, killed in attempt to flag down vehicle for help

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Updated: July 01, 2019 11:36 AM

An 18-year-old occupant of a vehicle that broke down on a highway in Koochiching County was hit and killed as she attempted to flag down the driver of another vehicle for help.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Kimburly Loycano, of International Falls, was walking along southbound Highway 71 at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday to seek help after the vehicle she and another person were in broke down.


Loycano reportedly attempted to flag down the driver of a 2008 Ford Focus, to see if the driver would stop and help them. The state patrol reported Loycano was struck as she attempted to signal to the driver. Loycano was reported dead at the scene.

The 38-year-old driver of the Focus was not hurt, according to the state patrol.

The incident remains under investigation.

In addition to the state patrol, the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Littlefork fire and ambulance crews assisted at the scene.

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