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Family: Army veteran deteriorating after hit-and-run

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The Minnesota State Patrol says a similar Ford F-150 XLT was involved The Minnesota State Patrol says a similar Ford F-150 XLT was involved
DULUTH, Minn. (KMSP) -

Family members of 24-year-old Trevor Langlois say the Army veteran's condition is deteriorating quickly following a hit-and-run on Interstate 35 near Hinckley, and they desperately want the driver responsible to be found.

As Brian Langlois held his grandson inside the intensive care unit at Essentia Hospital, he told FOX 9 News the family is praying his son, who is in grave condition, will survive.

Loved ones say the 24-year-old father's health is deteriorating quickly due to the injuries he sustained in the Monday night crash, and they hope the driver will either come forward or be found soon.



On Tuesday, the Minnesota State Patrol released updated information on the suspect vehicle, describing it as a model 2010 or newer Ford F-150 with a XLT trim package or higher, based on the debris found at the scene.


The suspect's vehicle is believed to be dark colored and would have significant damage to the right side of the front bumper, hood and quarter panel. The passenger-side mirror should be partially missing and the vehicle may also have white paint on the impact area. The right headlight may also be cracked.

Anyone with information is asked to call Minnesota State Patrol in Duluth at 218-302-6127.

On Thursday night, the CaringBridge site dedicated to Langlois' progress said the veteran still has not gained consciousness. Although doctors say his inter-cranial pressure has gone down, they still do not know when, or if, he will wake.

The head trauma he suffered caused severe brain damage. Family members say he will require long-term rehabilitation and care if he recovers.

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