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Boy hit by car while walking on interstate bridge

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A 14-year-old boy was hit by a car and seriously injured while walking on an interstate bridge over the Mississippi River late Wednesday.

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Eric Poe of Inver Grove Heights was walking in the center lane of eastbound Interstate 494 on the Wakota Bridge when he was struck by a 1992 Buick LeSabre driven by Caitlin M. Fitzgerald, 22, of Cottage Grove,  the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Poe was hit at 11:05 p.m.

Fitzgerald was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. There was no alcohol detected in her system, according to the State Patrol report.

The boy was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

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