MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials have identified the pedestrian killed Wednesday morning while attempting to cross Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis against traffic.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said 54-year-old Kurt Howe, of Minneapolis, died of blunt force injuries due to being struck by a car shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of East 26th Street.

Police say the fatal collision happened as a car was driving through the intersection with a green light. The driver, a man in his 20s, stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Drugs and alcohol don’t appear to be factors, police say. The crash remains under investigation.

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