University of Minnesota student charged in hit-and-run case

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A University of Minnesota student was charged with criminal vehicular operation on Tuesday in connection to a June hit-and-run, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Tyler Braunschweig, 19, allegedly hit Urban Bean Coffee shop barista Matt Call while driving near the intersection of Lyndale Avenue South and 24th Street West on June 27, the Star Tribune reported.

After the hit-and-run, police circulated photographs of the potential driver of the suspected vehicle, a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with Wisconsin plates. The police were able to identify Braunschweig from two tips and surveillance footage. After identifying the passenger of the vehicle, the police were told the police Braunschweig continued driving back to the university after he told him to turn around, the Star Tribune reported.

Call was hit while standing near the driver's side of his parked car after leaving work, the Minnesota Daily reported. Call suffered two broken legs, a fractured pelvis and broken vertebrae after being hit.

After the vehicle in the accident was sold at auction, it was recovered by the police. The insurance company received a claim on July 3 regarding a collision with a deer, the Star Tribune reported. The vehicle had considerable damage on the front passenger's side.

Braunschweig is in custody at Hennepin County jail on $75,000 bail, the Minnesota Daily reported.

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