UPDATE: Teen Killed in Thursday Car vs. Jogger Crash on Wright County 19 near Otsego

The Albertville Fire Department responded to the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19. A 19-year-old Monticello High School grad was identified as the young man killed in the accident. An Albertville woman is in the hospital.

Wright County Sheriff. File photo
Wright County Sheriff. File photo
UPDATE (10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9): Wright County Sheriff's Department staff have identified the two people involved in Thursday's tragic accident north of Albertville. 

The jogger who was struck and killed has been identified as Phillip Gregory LaVallee, 19, of Otsego.

The driver of the van was Linda Louise Gullickson, 67, of Albertville. Gullickson is being treated at North Memorial Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident. 

LaVallee was a captain of the Monticello High School track team and a standout student.

SEE ALSO: 'I'm Still in Shock. RIP Phillip': Social Media Mourns Phillip LaVallee

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Original Story: 

A van struck and killed a pedestrian jogging along the side of County Road 19 in Otsego just after noon Thursday, the Wright County Sheriff's Office announced in a press release

The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the 2007 Toyota van was airlifted to North Memorial in Robbinsdale. The sheriff's statement did not include the names of the people involved until notification of family. 

The incident occurred in the 8300 block of County Rd. 19. The van was traveling northbound and crossed the center line and continued into the southbound shoulder of the road where the pedestrian was jogging, according to the sheriff's office's initial investigation. 

The incident is under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.  

The Albertville Fire Department and Allina also responded to the scene. 
Maggie August 09, 2013 at 12:12 PM
It did occur on CR 19, just north of 80th street...really wish there was a path on 19 that extended from the mall all the way out to CR 39 by Timothy's. Would be really nice for the developments out here and much safer!
Jennifer 'Cahoon' Bauer August 09, 2013 at 02:01 PM
This is so sad, for both families involved.
Chris Steller August 09, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Melissa, thank you for the correction. I'm sorry for the error. It's fixed now.
Rick August 09, 2013 at 03:26 PM
My sincerest sympathies to this young mans family for their loss. What a tragic way for a life to end. Not sure how to say this nicely either, but this should be a classic wake up for people utilizing roads as walkways/jogging routes. It also baffles me that where there are sidewalks, people are walking or jogging on the street. Roads should be viewed as such, that their use is primarily for motorized vehicles that can do the speed limit. They aren't bike trails, walking paths or the like. And with more distractions now that drivers have to deal with, people should be that much more cautious. As previously mentioned, my sincerest sympathies to the family of this young man.
nic johnson August 11, 2013 at 01:12 PM
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/sharetheroad/ I frequently bike and run the roads throughout the community. Thank you for everyone who understands the right Share-The-Road. Drivers in this community are very respectful giving good space while I'm out. Let's continue to enjoy our wonderful community together and support the family though their lost in a positive light.


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