Man says he’s responsible for fatal hit-run

Published 9:28 am Monday, August 5, 2013

BEMIDJI — Authorities say a driver wanted for a hit-and-run death in Beltrami County has surrendered to police.

Officials say the 58-year-old man admitted he was driving the car that struck and killed 25-year-old Christopher Lee Strong last week. His body was discovered by a newspaper carrier on a road near Bemidji last Wednesday.

Beltrami County emergency management director Bert Wernberg said deputies seized a red Monte Carlo believed to be involved in the death.

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