Pedestrian killed crossing Highway 169 in Elk River

There has been a rise in pedestrian fatalities since the turn of the year.
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A pedestrian has died after being hit by an SUV while crossing Highway 169 in Elk River.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 36-year-old Elk River man was crossing the highway north of Main Street at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a northbound Honda CRV.

The Honda was being driven by a 17-year-old boy also from Elk River, who was not injured in the collision.

The pedestrian's identity is expected to be released later on Thursday.

The State Patrol hasn't said if the pedestrian was in the crosswalk, but did say the crash happened in wet conditions.

There has been a significant rise in the number of pedestrian deaths on Minnesota roads since the turn of the year.

In January alone, there were 8 pedestrian fatalities reported in the state, a much higher-than-usual number given there were 42 pedestrian deaths in all of 2018.

Most of these happened in the Twin Cities metro, including five deaths in just over a week in early January.

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