Wright County deputy hits, kills pedestrian

Photo:  WDAY News
Photo: WDAY News

St. Michael, MN -- The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a Wright County Sheriff's Department squad car.  The Patrol says Deputy Dustin Hatzenbeller, 37, was responding to a medical emergency when he struck and killed a man who was standing in a driveway.  Harold Welter, 84, of St. Michael, was taken to the hospital where he died. 

The crash happened just before 8pm on Thursday.  Troopers say the roads conditions were snowy and icy at the time.