UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Kenneth Charles Stover of Columbia Heights.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Anoka County say a man has been struck and killed while walking in a roadway Wednesday evening.READ MORE: More Than 300 Afghan Refugees Expected To Be Resettled In Minnesota In Coming Weeks
According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. at the intersection of 42nd Avenue and Central Avenue in Columbia Heights. An uninvolved third party who passed by the scene reported the incident.
At the scene, officers learned a man was struck in the roadway by a Toyota Camry in the northbound lanes of Central Avenue. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: MN Supreme Court: Early Election Mpls. Ballots Don’t Need To Inform Voters That Charter Amendment Wouldn't Be Counted
The driver of the Toyota, a 21-year-old Columbia Heights man, stopped and is cooperating with law enforcement. The northbound lanes of Central Avenue were temporarily shut down.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the incident.MORE NEWS: Chauvin Pleads Not Guilty To Allegedly Violating Teen's Civil Rights In 2017
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.