MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities identified a 21-year-old man who died Thursday after being hit by a car while he was attempting to crawl across Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Adam Christopher Nayquonabe.

Authorities said he is a Native American male who was killed on Highway 169 in Kathio Township, which is located in Mille Lacs County. He was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by a vehicle. The incident happened around 11:15 p.m. and he was transported to North Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.

The Minnesota State Patrol and the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office said the accident remains under investigation. They said they believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Comments (6)
  1. Flipper says:

    Make mental note to self. Do not crawl accross a highway

    1. M says:

      That is rather odd that they mention that he was crawling in the article last night, but now this one says no mention of it. I bet its because once they found out he was Native American that people would say that WCCO was being racist or something like that.

  2. Hello says:

    I’m sorry, but the last time I checked, Native Americans’ were not the only culture that committed sucides, abused their kids, addicted to alcohol, & etc. I think all cultures are guity of that.

  3. trl the alligator says:

    one word………DARWINISM

  4. Loving Truth says:

    Adam was a great young man that lived a short but full life. He was loved by many and hated by none because…well he was just that kind of man. Very honorable and loving he was always willing to lend a friend a helping hand. I knew this man very close and very well. Alcohol may have been a factor in his death but I will protect his honor by taking the time to make this statement. Adam had no problem with alcohol. He was a hardworking man that took responsibility for his actions. He left behind an adoring and intelligent daughter that he loved more than life itself. There are many of you out there that have made judgments when reading this or hearing this on the news. Many people, of all races, I might add are equally guilty in partaking in the simple actions that ultimately led to this tragic news posting. So nevermind that fact that he was Native American. Realize the fact that he was a human being, a father, a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, a loved one, and a friend of many people, Native and non-Native and anyone that has ever met him and taken the time to hear him say a few words will tell you that Adam was a good person, an excellent father, and an all around one of a kind individual that is greatly missed.

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