MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (trfnews.i234.me) – A tragic incident occurred on Saturday night in Maple Grove as a pedestrian walking along I-694 after dark was fatally struck by a vehicle. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the victim is identified as a 39-year-old man from Brooklyn Park. The incident took place around 9:15 p.m. in the right-center lane of traffic near Hemlock Lane.
Reports indicate that a Jeep Liberty traveling eastbound on I-694 struck the pedestrian, resulting in a tragic outcome. Despite efforts by authorities, the victim succumbed to the injuries sustained in the collision.
The circumstances surrounding why the man was walking along the highway remain unclear, and further investigations may be conducted to determine the reasons behind this incident.
This unfortunate event emphasizes the importance of pedestrian safety, especially on busy roadways, and serves as a reminder for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations.