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At 6:06 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, Bemidji Police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Fifth Street Northwest west of Park Avenue Northwest.

A 29-year-old man on foot had been struck be an eastbound vehicle. The victim was taken by Bemidji Ambulance Service to North Country Regional Hospital and then airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. Names of those involved in the crash were not released as of Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation has been turned over to the Minnesota State Patrol. Beltrami County Sheriff's Office personnel also assisted at the scene.