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Teen hit while walking on Wakota Bridge

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.

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