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Victim in fatal Plymouth pedestrian hit-and-run identified

Police said a black sedan hit the victim just before 9 p.m. at County Road 24 and 32nd Avenue North, and that Golden Valley police located the vehicle hours later.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the victim in the fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Plymouth on Wednesday night. 

Officials say Gregory Michael Schneider, 65, of Plymouth died of blunt force injuries in the crash.

Plymouth police say a suspect has been arrested in the case.

The incident took place just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 24 and 32nd Avenue North. Investigators said the vehicle involved was a black sedan, possibly a 2009-2014 Acura TL or similar-type vehicle. They said the driver struck Schneider and then fled the scene. 

Late Thursday morning, Plymouth police sent out a news release saying officers in Golden Valley located the vehicle a few hours after the crash, and arrested a 19-year-old man they believe is the hit-and-run driver. 

The suspect is being held in the Hennepin County jail while prosecutors draw up charges. 

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