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Police search for hit-and-run driver in fatal Bowman, N.D., accident

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a fatal Friday night crash with a pedestrian in Bowman, N.D., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a fatal Friday night crash with a pedestrian in Bowman, N.D., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

About 7:50 p.m., Bowman resident Belinda Kay Messer, 42, was walking on a city street and trying to cross state Highway 85 at the intersection of Second Street Southwest and First Avenue Southwest when an unknown northbound vehicle struck her.

Messer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Will Vance with the Southwest Region Highway Patrol said there are no traffic lights at that intersection. He said officers are hoping someone from the public will come forward to help the investigation.

"We just really don't have anything else to go on," he said.

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The patrol said a possible vehicle description is a white Freightliner semi with a flatbed trailer. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southwest Region Highway Patrol at (701) 227-6565 or call the patrol's statewide dispatch at (800) 472-2121.

Reach Johnson at (701) 780-1105; (800) 477-6572, ext. 105; or send e-mail to rjohnson@gfherald.com .

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