Updated: Otsego jogger killed along County Road 19

A jogger running along the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego has been killed.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Department was called at 12:09 p.m. on Aug. 8 on a report of  a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

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Runner struck and killed

The initial investigation indicates that a 2007 Toyota van was northbound on County Road 19 when it crossed over the center line and struck a pedestrian that was jogging on the southbound shoulder of the road.

The pedestrian, Phillip Gregory LaVallee, 19, of Otsego was deceased at the scene. The driver of the van, Linda Louise Gullickson, 67, of Albertville, was airlifted to North Memorial in Robbinsdale by North Air Care for injuries sustained in the accident.

The Albertville Fire Department and Allina Ambulance also responded to the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

LaVallee, a 2012 Monticello High School graduate, attended school and ran cross country and track and field at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.

More than 200 people came out in Monticello on Friday night to honor and remember one of their own.

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