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Posted on: July 2, 2021

UPDATE: Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township

Update to 6/28/2021 Press Release (Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township)


On July 1, 2021, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner notified the Scott County Sheriff’s Office that the road construction worker who was struck by a vehicle on June 28, 2021, near the intersection of Marschall Road (CR17) and 170th Street East (CR12) in Spring Lake Township, has died of his injuries.


The deceased, Ricardo Perez (59) of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, died at 5:12 p.m. on July 1, 2021 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  


The driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Perez was identified as John Oellrich (87) of New Prague, Minnesota.


The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol are investigating this incident.  



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