Update (Hit and Run Suspect Located)

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Sheriff's Office • 100 North Fifth Avenue West • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2340 • www.stlouiscountymn.gov

Ross Litman

Date: 06/27/2020

Media Contact: Sgt. Brandon Silgjord
(218) 355-1494



Update - Suspect in Hit and Run Located

Shortly after the initial press release in this case the Sheriff's Office received credible tips that the suspect vehicle was in the Alborn area. While deputies were investigating these tips, the suspected contacted us directly wishing to turn himself in. Rodney Scandin (35 year old from Two Harbors, MN) admitted to being the driver of the suspect vehicle, and fleeing from the scene of the crash.

Scandin was cooperative with the investigation after turning himself in. He is currently being held at the St. Louis County Jail on charges of Criminal Vehicular Operation and Leaving the scene of motor vehicle crash with injuries.

One victim from this crash is still in critical condition in a Metro area hospital.



Seeking Public Assistance with Hit and Run Suspect ID

On June 26th,  at approximately 4:47 pm,  a vehicle occupied by four family members was stopped on Midway Road facing Northbound waiting to turn West onto Stark Road. While waiting to turn, a maroon Ford F-150 (2009-2015 model year) ran into the back of the Subaru passenger car, forcing it broad passenger side into oncoming traffic. The oncoming vehicle was a full size truck pulling an 18’ enclosed trailer. The work truck, trailer and Subaru ended up in the ditch on the west side of Midway Road. The suspect vehicle fled north on Midway road. Witnesses were unable to keep up with the suspect and lost sight of the vehicle.

There were 5 people hospitalized over this incident with injuries including: broken teeth, collar bones, ribs, pelvis, nose and internal bleeding. One victim is still hospitalized in critical condition. The other parties have been released, or are expected to be released today with serious injuries.

Parts from the suspect vehicle left at the scene included a unique painted black “Ford” emblem from the grill. Nearby surveillance footage revealed that the vehicle also had a tonneau cover, grey or silver spoked wheels and obvious front end damage.

The St Louis County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in providing any information about the incident or suspect vehicle.

Please call 911 or the Sheriff's Office if you have any information.












Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle