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Pedestrian struck by pickup, driver faces charge


LITCHFIELD — A 32-year-old Cosmos man is facing a charge of criminal vehicular operation – causing great bodily harm for allegedly striking a man with his pickup around 5:12 a.m. Sunday. The victim had been in an argument at a residence and had left on foot, according to information in a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin.

Justin Helmbrecht was booked on the charge and released from the Meeker County Jail on Sunday, Norlin reported.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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