UPDATE: Minot police seek public's help identifying vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run

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MINOT, N.D. - UPDATE 6:15 PM: Minot Police are looking to the public for any information on a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday night.

Thursday afternoon Minot Police confirmed the identity of the victim as 18-year-old Michael Fenner.

Police said Fenner later succumbed to his injuries at Trinity Hospital.

Police said the incident occurred Wednesday night shortly before 10:30 at the intersection of 17th Avenue southwest and South Broadway.

Police reports said as of now they are looking for a burgundy or dark red pickup truck.

Chief of police John Klug said they are also looking at surveillance footage from surrounding businesses or residents that may be able to help identify more details.

“We have been canvassing businesses in the area to see if they have any cameras that would’ve potentially captured a vehicle matching the description. So that we can get a little bit better information to put out. We want to make sure that we can confirm the smaller details about the vehicle before we release it. So that way we can keep the search a little bit broader,” said Klug.

Minot police released images of a vehicle of interest taken from the area around the scene.

Anyone with information are advised to contact Minot PD at 701-852-0111 or the CrimeStoppers hotline at 701-852-7463.

Tips can be anonymous, and information leading to an arrest and conviction could result in an award of up to $1,000.

Members of the Minot community arranged a vigil at 8 p.m. Thursday at the practice field at Magic City Campus to honor Michael's memory.


UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Thursday: Minot Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police say the 18-year-old man, whose identity is being withheld at this time due to family notification, succumbed to his injuries at Trinity Hospital.

Police are looking for information on a dark-colored burgundy or red pickup in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Minot PD at (701) 852-0111 or the CrimeStoppers hotline (701) 852-7463.

Tips can be anonymous, and information leading to an arrest and conviction could result in an award of up to $1,000.


UPDATE 12:30 a.m.: Minot Police say they are investigating a fatal hit-and-run at the intersection of 17th Avenue and South Broadway.

Initial reports indicate police are looking for a burgundy or dark red pickup truck.

Please call the Police Department if you have information about this vehicle at (701) 852-0111.


ORIGINAL STORY: An apparent accident in Minot Wednesday night closed off a few blocks of south Broadway.

The accident appeared to take place near the intersection of Broadway and 17th Avenue SW, between the Taco Bell and China Star restaurants.

As of 11 p.m. police were redirecting traffic in the area eastbound or westbound.

More than half a dozen Minot Police vehicles were on scene, along with a Minot Fire engine.

Details are limited at this time. Your News Leader will have more information as it becomes available.