ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. — A toddler died from injuries he sustained after a stroller he was riding in got struck by a pickup driven by a man suspected of driving while intoxicated in Itasca Township, Minn., on Thursday, Aug. 1.
Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as Logan Klennert, 2, of Nashwauk, Minn.
Alexia Carrol, 16, of Nashwauk was pushing the stroller and was also significantly hurt in the crash. She was taken to a hospital in Duluth for treatment.
According to Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened 15 miles north of Nashwauk on Highway 65 at 1:17 p.m.
The girl was walking while pushing the stroller southbound on the right shoulder of the highway.
The crash report states that the pickup was also traveling southbound when it crossed onto the shoulder and hit the two pedestrians.
The pickup drove off from the crash scene immediately but was later pulled over by state trooper and Itasca County Sheriff's deputies.
Jake Michael Place, 38, was arrested and taken to Itasca County Jail.
Place is being held at the jail for suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, hit and run, criminal vehicular operation and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.