MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A driver struck and killed an elderly man in Maple Grove early Friday morning, police said.

Capt. Tracy Stille, of the Maple Grove Police Department, said authorities got a call about the incident, which occurred near the intersection of County Road 30 and Ranchview Lane, at 6:36 a.m.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found a dead man, police said.

Stille said the man appeared to have crossed County Road 30 in a non-designated crossing area when he was hit by a car driven by a man who, after the collision, stopped fully and cooperated with police. The driver is not in custody.

The incident does not seem to be a suicide, Stille said. He believes it was a tragic accident.

The State Patrol is investigating the incident, and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the victim.

Comments (7)
  1. Bonnie Wallace says:

    if a man in his 30s is considered elderly then I am ancient! This is truly a sad story. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    1. St Paul says:

      I just read the story again and it doesn’t give the “eldery” man’s age. Read one more time Bonnie!! TY

      1. IPA says:

        It was the KARE-11 News that listed him as a man in his 30s. As someone who knew him, he was neither in his 30s nor was he elderly. I would guess his age at late 50s.

  2. MAJ says:

    My article says “elderly” twice. So sad for all that loved this person.

  3. Travis says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim. I was wondering what was going on this morning as I went by in the dark. People do go way to fast on county road 30 and I think the 45 mph limit is loosely enforced. The only real safe crosswalk during busy times is the tunnel nearby on the bikepath.

  4. Irene says:

    He was not an ‘elderly’ man, nor was he a man in his 30s. He was a beloved friend and colleague. He was professional, positive and generous. He was kind, gentle, sweet, friendly, personable and had a quiet courage. He had a sensitive soul. We are left with the memories his friendship, we are left with his love. We are devastated at the loss of our friend, but he will always live in our hearts. While we are mourning our loss, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. RIP.

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