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Published January 09, 2012, 09:52 PM

Longtime Minnesota State University professor dies in crash

California (WDAY TV) -- A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor has died in a hit-and-run crash in California.

California (WDAY TV) -- A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor has died in a hit-and-run crash in California.

Police say 72 year old Ben Lin was walking to an exercise class Thursday morning when an SUV hit him while he was crossing the street. The driver fled the scene. Police are reaching out to the community to find witnesses.

Lin retired in 2004 after 31 years at MSUM. His wife, Jenny Lin, also was a longtime MSUM professor who taught Chinese and East Asian Studies.

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