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: Minnesota Weather: Huge Hail Chunks Batter Southeastern Communities; Brush Fire Risk Intensifies Friday
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: Mpls. City Council President Lisa Bender On Costly Police Misconduct Settlements: 'This Is A Whole System Problem'
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: What Are The Hidden Dangers Of Swimming In Open Water?
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.