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Teen hit while walking on Wakota Bridge

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An Inver Grove Heights teen was injured when he was struck by a car on the Wakota Bridge late Wednesday, according to the State Patrol.

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The State Patrol said that Eric D. Poe, 14, was walking in the center lane of eastbound Interstate 494 on the bridge when he was struck by a 1992 Buick LeSabre driven by Caitlin M. Fitzgerald, 22, of Cottage Grove.

The crash happened at 11:05 p.m.

Poe was transported to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

-Scott Wente

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