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Authorities ask for public's help identifying suspect in Benton County hit-and-run

Authorities ask for public's help identifying suspect in Benton County hit-and-run Photo: KSTP

Updated: August 27, 2019 10:16 AM

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a hit-and-run crash in Benton County.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office said it was notified of a two-vehicle crash that happened near the intersection of 65th Street NE and 55th Avenue NE, in Mayhew Lake Township, at about 6 p.m. on August 22.

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Deputies arrived on scene and found a 2016 Ford truck and trailer rolled over on the road and in the south ditch of 65th Street. The sheriff's office said deputies made contact with the driver and passenger of the truck, identified as Thomas and Dawn Stang, both of Sartell.

Thomas Stang, 55, said he was driving east on 65th Street when a Toyota sedan failed to stop at a stop sign on 55th Avenue and slid through the intersection, crashing into their trailer and causing his truck and trailer to roll over. They also told deputies the Toyota ended up in the ditch, too, but the driver was able to get the vehicle out of the ditch and leave the scene.

The Stangs suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's office said the Toyota four-door sedan was older, and was green or blue in color, and it's expected to have significant damage to the front driver's side. The driver is described as a white man who appeared to be under 40 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 320-968-7201 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 800-255-1301.

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