9/11/2008

Local

Longtime Golf Club Cook Hit, Killed Biking To Work

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ― A man who worked as a cook at the Minikahda Club for 45 years was struck and killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning while en route to work.
The victim was a 64-year-old man from St. Louis Park with cerebral palsy. They said he was struck on Excelsior Boulevard at 32nd Street West at about 4:20 a.m.
Police said the man was dragged before the driver took off. Authorities said they have no description of the suspect, but have determined the vehicle that hit the man was tan.  Police said the vehicle should have obvious front-end damage.
According to Minneapolis Police, the victim rode his bicycle to work almost every day around 4:15 a.m. He has been employed at Minikahda since 1962.
The victim was likely killed instantly, police said  He was wearing a bike helmet at the time of the crash.

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