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Driver injures two St. Paul construction workers, flees

Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that injured two construction workers in St. Paul this morning. A vehicle crashed into a construction zone about 12:30 a.m. on the ramp from southbound Minnesota 280 and westbound Inte...

Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that injured two construction workers in St. Paul this morning.

A vehicle crashed into a construction zone about 12:30 a.m. on the ramp from southbound Minnesota 280 and westbound Interstate 94. The vehicle didn't strike the two construction workers, said Lt. Eric Roeske with the Minnesota State Patrol, but they were knocked to the ground and sustained minor injuries.

The driver fled on foot, leaving behind two passengers who were transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Both passengers claimed not to know the driver, Roeske said. A loaded pistol was found in the car.

The State Patrol searched the surrounding area on ground and by air this morning but hasn't located the driver, Roeske said. State Patrol will contact the passengers in the hospital to glean more information, he added.

Asked if alcohol was involved in the incident Roeske said, "It hasn't been ruled out, but it hasn't been confirmed either."

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Andy Rathbun contributed to this report.

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