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MN man struck & killed by an SUV on I-35 in central IA

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December 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man from central Minnesota was struck and killed by a car late Wednesday night on Interstate 35 in south central Iowa. The State Patrol reports 74-year old Lawrence Anderson, of Marine on St. Croix, MN, was chasing a dog that had gotten away from a stranded vehicle on the shoulder of I-35 in Warren County, when he was hit in the left lane of the interstate by a southbound SUV. Anderson died at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

Officials say the accident happened near the St. Charles Exit (Mile marker 52) at around 10:30-p.m., Wednesday. The driver of the 1997 Chevy Suburban that struck Anderson was identified as 34-year old Shelton Short, of Osceola. The Patrol says Short did not see Anderson on the road and was unable to avoid the collision.