Pedestrian killed in Rochester on Saturday night identified by police
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – The Rochester Police Department this morning identified the man who was killed on Saturday after being struck by a vehicle.
Police Captain Casey Moilanen said Joseph Rodriguez, 48, of Rochester, was struck by a van just before 10:30 a.m. on Saturday night in the 2400 block of 20th Street Southeast. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and told officers that Rodriguez suddenly appeared in front of him on the roadway and could not stop in time to avoid hitting him.
Captain Moilanen said the driver was arrested and a search warrant obtained for a blood sample to be analyzed by the state BCA lab after evidence of possible methamphetamine was found in the pickup. Charges are pending for blood test results. Will Hanson, 41, was held in Olmsted County Jail on suspicion of felony and driving under the influence.
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