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Authorities identify driver in hit-and-run


The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver of a hit-and-run crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian Friday as a 61-year-old Lakewood Township man.

According to authorities, the driver of the vehicle called police Friday morning saying he was the one involved, but thought he had hit a deer. Charges will most likely stem from the incident because if a driver hits something they must stop and investigate to try and determine what they hit, authorities said.

The incident occurred Feb. 2 at approximately 11 p.m. on North Tischer Road near the area of Strand Road. According to police, Ingemar Lindstrom, 38, of Lakewood Township was walking with another person when Lindstrom was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious bruising and abrasions. Both pedestrians were wearing reflective, hi-visibility clothing, authorities said, and they were able to closely identify the make and model of the vehicle by taking the pieces of the the car left at the scene to a local Ford dealership, which they determined the vehicle to be a 2003 or 2004 Ford sedan — most likely a Ford Focus.