MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said 56-year-old James L. Youngbauer, of Shoreview, died after being hit by a semi-truck on Lexington Avenue. Witnesses told authorities that Youngbauer walked in front of the semi, which was traveling north on Lexington.
The semi’s driver, a 62-year-old man, was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and did not seem to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, authorities said.
A State Patrol inspection of the truck showed no sign of mechanical problems.
The accident remains under investigation.