Man Chasing Dog Killed by Passing SUV

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By Aaron Hepker

DES MOINES, Iowa —A pedestrian chasing his dog that had escaped from his vehicle was hit by a car and killed Wednesday night.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near St. Charles.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 74-year-old Lawrence Anderson's vehicle broke down. He was attempting to chase down his dog, which had escaped from his vehicle. Anderson walked into the fast lane of the interstate and was hit and killed by a passing Chevy Suburban.

The Suburban was driven by 34-year-old Sheldon Short of Osceola. The state patrol says Short didn't see Anderson in the darkness.

Anderson was from Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
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