PIERZ -- The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatality in Morrison County.

Troopers say 40-year-old Joseph Herold of Pierz was walking southbound on Highway 25, just south of 163rd Street, north of Pierz, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

The crash occurred sometime between 4:30-6:09 a.m.

The Minnesota State Patrol received a call from a passerby that a man was lying on Highway 25. Herold was reportedly last seen walking on Hwy. 25 north of Pierz around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Conditions in the area at the time of the crash were dark and foggy.

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver and vehicle that struck Herold and fled from the scene. The description of the vehicle is unknown at this time, but it’s possible there is damage to the car.

If you have any information that can assist us with our investigation, please call MSP Investigator Sgt. Lance Turcott at 218-316-3026 or 218-820-8401.


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