Pedestrian hit and killed Wednesday morning in Minneapolis

Police are reviewing traffic camera footage

WCCO Radio Newsroom
February 05, 2020 - 6:18 am
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A man in his 50s was struck and killed early Wednesday morning in the area of Hiawatha Avenue and East 26th Street.

Minneapolis police say a man in his 20's drove through the intersection while the light was green and hit the male pedestrian. The driver called 9-1-1 and medics rushed the pedestrian to the hospital, where he later died.

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder says drugs and alcohol were not a factor.

"It's a well-lit intersection," Elder said. "The roads were dry and there was no snow or ice covering that portion of the roadway."

Police are using livestream footage from intersection cameras to piece-together the incident.

"These cameras are very helpful and really help us fill in the blanks often left by eye-witnesses," Elder said. "Seven witnesses can see seven different things and they all might be correct on what they see. These cameras will definitively tell us what happened."

The driver was not injured in the collision and was not taken into custody. 

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