Pedestrian dies two days after being hit by driver in south Minneapolis

The 64-year-old died at Hennepin County Medical Center.
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A 64-year-old man died two days after he was struck by a driver in Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Thomas Bakker, 64, of Minneapolis, died at Hennepin County Medical Center on Saturday evening.

His death came after he was struck by a car as he crossed the street at 42nd Street East and Hiawatha Avenue South around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21.

The medical examiner says he died from multiple blunt force injuries.

The Star Tribune reports that Bakker was a retired truck driver. The driver who struck him told police he was wearing dark clothing as he crossed the road, and that the driver had tried to swerve out of the way.

There have been 335 deaths on Minnesota roads in 2019, compared to 346 at the same point last year.

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