Pedestrian Run Over and Killed near Duluth, MN by Hit-and-Run Driver

A pedestrian walking in the parking area of the I-35 Culkin rest stop near Duluth, MN, was run over and killed by an apparent hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian, 62, was a resident of Cloquet, Minnesota.

A witness saw the vehicle, a Ford pickup, fleeing the scene of the wrongful death accident.  A Minnesota State trooper pursued.

The driver of the Ford truck was arrested and booked into the Carlton County jail on suspicion of the following:

  • Criminal vehicular homicide;
  • Fleeing police; and
  • Third-degree DWI.

The hit-and-run driver, Scherber, attempted to outrun the State Patrol and the police. The following is from the Star Tribune:

State Patrol troopers and police officers from Proctor and Hermantown attempted to stop the pickup with stop-sticks several times during the pursuit but were unsuccessful. The vehicle was traveling in excess of 90 mph and was observed swerving to miss vehicles, according to authorities.

The 25-mile pursuit ended in Hermantown when a trooper was able to use a maneuver to spin the fleeing vehicle off the road and into a ditch near the intersection of Stebner Road and Arrowhead Road. The driver was uninjured and was arrested without incident.



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