MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (trfnews.i234.me) – One person is dead after being hit by a Jeep Liberty while walking on the interstate around 9:15 Saturday night.
- Incident: A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Jeep Liberty around 9:15 on Saturday night.
- Location: The pedestrian was walking east in the right-center lane of I-694 near the Hemlock Lane exit in Maple Grove.
- Vehicle Involved: Jeep Liberty.
- Driver: A 22-year-old man from New Hope, who was not injured.
- Pedestrian: Identified as a 39-year-old man from Brooklyn Park. His name has not been released.
According to state troopers, the tragic incident occurred when the pedestrian, walking in the right-center lane, was struck by the passing Jeep Liberty. The driver, a 22-year-old man, emerged unharmed. The pedestrian, a 39-year-old man from Brooklyn Park, lost his life in the collision. Authorities have not released his name yet.
This unfortunate event emphasizes the importance of pedestrian safety, urging both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations.