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Forum News Service, Published December 27 2013

Man struck by car while removing debris from road

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A Hibbing man who was trying to remove debris from a roadway was struck by a car Thursday night south of Virginia.

The Minnesota State Patrol said that just after 9:30 p.m., Bradley Belich, 19, was trying to remove a large piece of metal from a southbound lane on U.S. Highway 53 a quarter-mile north of the Minnesota Highway 135 junction. He was reported as seriously injured from being struck by a 2002 Saturn driven by a 20-year-old man from Eveleth, who was unhurt.

The State Patrol reported icy conditions on the highway at the time.