Man Charged in Fatal Rest Stop Hit & Run

By KBJR News 1

Man Charged in Fatal Rest Stop Hit & Run

June 21, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM CST

Mahtowa, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A 55-year-old man was charged Friday in the Wednesday hit and run death of a Mahtowa Rest Stop Janitor.

According to the Pine Journal, Gregory Allen Scherber is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, both felonies.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Scherber allegedly struck 62-year-old Gregory Blackburn of Cloquet around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Culkin Rest Area.

The State Patrol says the incident prompted a 25 mile pursuit of a Scherber, which ended after his truck ended up in a ditch in Hermantown.

Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler told the Pine Journal more charges could follow.

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