Walker man arrested after running over a pedestrian

A Walker man is in custody after a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, deputies responded to the Orton’s Y Mart in rural Walker Wednesday afternoon and found several people providing medical care to a 60-year-old Walker man who had been run over in the parking lot.

The man was transported to the Fargo hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

Deputies quickly found the vehicle and arrested the driver, 48-year-old Merrill Cloud of Walker.

Cloud is facing numerous charges, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident.

North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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