Patrol: Pedestrian Struck, Killed On I-35E

HUGO (WCCO) — A pedestrian has been struck and killed by two different vehicles on Interstate 35E Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol said the collision occurred near I-35E and Tart Lake Road shortly after 6 p.m. The pedestrian was standing behind a stalled vehicle, when he “for unknown reason” jumped in front of the first vehicle, the Patrol said.

A second vehicle behind the first also struck the pedestrian, who was already down in the roadway.

The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries from the collision.

There were no other injuries.

Southbound I-35E was closed for a while, but has been reopened.

  • hate the system

    If your going to commit suicide, please do so in private. It is so unfair, now these people who hit the person are going to be scarred for life because of this selfish person, makes me sick.

  • Bill

    If it wasn’t suicide…

    If you get a flat tire, keep driving until you are OFF the freeway. Go ahead and wreck the tire and rim. Don’t risk your life.

    If you have to stop, pull off onto the grass. The shoulder is not safe with all the drivers on cell phones out there.

  • Cindy

    Another article stated that there didn’t appear to be anything wrong with the car.

  • ???

    You can be struck by 2 different vehicles, but not killed by two different vehicles. “struck and killed” by 2 different vehicles sounds strange. It wasn’t a cat.

    • kate

      Could be they don’t know which one struck him first, they both struck him at the same time or that both strikes were equally the cause.
      Either way, a sad event for the family of the person killed and the other people involved. We should focus on that.

  • unreal

    wow – some real sick comments from some apparently mighty sick pucks
    may God have mercy on your souls

  • Concerned Friend

    I have known Tushar, the man killed in the accident, for many years and he will be greatly missed. It was heart breaking to hear that such a caring person met such a terrible fate.

    After reading this article I was sick to my stomach that CBS have trivialized his accident. I excepted more from a respected media source. I have known Tushar to be a good friend, father, husband and member of our community.

    I suggest that CBS ensure that they have all their facts straight before disrespectfully publishing statements saying that he “jumped in front of the truck.”

  • A Really Concerned Friend

    I have known Tushar, the man killed in the accident for many years and I would definitely like to say that he was not the kind of person who would “jumped in front of the truck”, as has been reported in this article. I believe that the media should make it a point to get all their facts right before publishing such articles. Did they talk to the family concerned? And how do you say that he “jumped in front of the truck” ? Just the truck driver knows what actually happened, and in any case he would say this because he wanted to save his company from the damages, and besides, the police would close the file really fast if he did say so. THIS SYSTEM REALLY SUCKS, is what I want to say as a final word !!

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