LUVERNE — The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as it investigates a fatal hit-and-run. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man lying in the north ditch on 141st Street, about a half-mile east of 60th Avenue, north of Beaver Creek.  

William Krotzer, 76, of Luverne, died after an alleged hit-and-run accident in Rock County

Deputies found the body of 76-year-old William Krotzer of Luverne. The Rock County Coroner pronounced Krotzer dead at the scene. His vehicle was found with a flat tire about one mile east from where deputies found his body. 

Deputies determined that Krotzer was the victim of a hit-and-run. He is believed to have been struck by a newer-model Chevrolet Z71 pickup truck, maroon or similar in color. It would likely have front-end damage. 

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may have seen Krotzer walking on the road Wednesday morning or who has seen a maroon or similar pickup truck with front-end damage to contact them at 507-283-5000.