(KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol is searching for a vehicle that struck two tow truck operators and left the scene early Monday morning on I-35 in Rice County.

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The state patrol reports that the operators were working in the left lane around 2:00 a.m. in the Webster Township to remove a vehicle from the center median. That is when the suspect vehicle went by the scene and struck the two operators.

The vehicle did not stop and continued north from the scene.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2006 Lincoln MKZ that is black in color. The damage to the vehicle is on the driver’s side door and the driver’s side mirror would be missing.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the state patrol at 507-285-7409.

Both workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were identified as 39-year-old Miachel Sirek and 23-year-old Parker Swanson, both of Faribault. Sirek was transported to the Allina Health Medical Center in Faribault. Swanson was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

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