Hit and run critically injures military veteran in Hinckley

12:18 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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HINCKLEY, Minn. --  Trevor Langlois, an Army veteran, had trouble with a truck Monday night just after he and his friend Chaz Paulson pulled onto I-35 southbound in Hinckley.

Paulson was driving a truck Trevor had just bought to see how it ran and Trevor was following in his Honda sedan.

The truck wouldn't shift into gear so Paulson pulled to the shoulder and so did Trevor in the second car. Trevor, Paulson said, activated his hazards in the car behind the truck and got out to talk to Paulson about what was wrong, that's when Trevor was hit by a car heading south.

"I felt a big like shockwave to the truck," Paulson said Tuesday night recalling what happened.

Paulson said the car that hit Trevor slowed for a moment and then sped off.

He then called 911 and tried to help Trevor while help was on the way.

"Trevor was like halfway in the road where he could have been hit again so I sat there in the ramp area making sure no one came up to him and accidentally hit him again with a car," Paulson said.

Trevor, a husband and father of a 2-year-old boy was hurt badly.

"He's in critical condition still since this morning and nothing has really changed at this point, we have to wait and see he is fighting for his life right now," Trevor's dad, Brian Langlois said Tuesday.

So far there has been no sign of the hit and run driver who now faces serious charges.

"When you are involved in a crash you are obligated to stay there render aid and stay here until police arrive," Minnesota State Patrol Captain Steve Strombeck said.

The State Patrol has a good description of the car that hit Trevor.

It is a dark colored late model Ford sedan.

It will likely have new moderate to heavy damage to the right front bumper, hood and quarter panel.

I could have passenger side mirror damage and some white paint on the damaged area too.

If you were in the Hinckley area on I-35 Monday around 10:50 p.m. and witnessed anything, or know of a car that matches that description, you are asked to call the authorities at 651-582-1455.

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