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Driver flees scene of Highway 27 crash

News Morris,Minnesota 56267
Morris Sun Tribune
Driver flees scene of Highway 27 crash
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

The State Patrol searched for a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Douglas County Saturday night.

The accident happened on Highway 27 near Sandy Hill Road east of Hoffman at about 11:15 p.m.

Timothy Shekleton of Wheaton was driving west on Highway 27 in a 2004 Chrysler minivan when he was broadsided by a 1998 Olds Achieva, which was northbound on Sandy Hill Road, according to the State Patrol.

The driver of the Achieva fled the scene on foot. Authorities searched a nearby cornfield and surrounding areas but were unable to find the driver.

A passenger in the Achieva, Kelsey Nelson, 21, of Barrett, suffered minor injuries, according to the State Patrol.

A passenger in the minivan, Betty Hasse, 51, of Wheaton, also suffered minor injuries.

Shekleton and two others in the minivan were not injured, according to the accident report.