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Minnesota Police Officer Fatally Struck; Driver Arrested

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    Minnesota Police Officer Fatally Struck; Driver Arrested
    WAYZATA, Minnesota -- A Wayzata police officer was struck and killed Friday afternoon while clearing debris from the roadway of U.S. 12, authorities said.
    Officer William Allen Mathews, 47, was responding to a call around 12:30 p.m. about potential traffic hazards on the highway when a Nissan Murano struck him in the eastbound lanes. He was rushed to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he died, Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold said.

    “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the death of one of Wayzata’s finest,” Risvold said at a late-afternoon news conference at police headquarters in the Lake Minnetonka community.

    The driver, Beth Ilene Freeman, 54, of Mound, stopped after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. She was booked into the Hennepin County Jail early Friday evening on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation.

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