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Pedestrian killed in collision with car in Brooklyn Park

There have been more than 300 deaths on Minnesota roads this year.

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was killed in a collision in Brooklyn Park Thursday evening.

The incident happened at 8:54 p.m., when the pedestrian – a 59-year-old man – was involved in a collision with a vehicle at Brooklyn Boulevard and Welcome Avenue North.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, with police closing the road to carry out further investigation.

Police spokesman Mark Bruley told BMTN that the driver involved stopped at the scene and is cooperating with police.

"Preliminary investigation is suggesting this was a very unfortunate accident," Bruley added.

Minnesota recently passed an unwanted statistic for the year, as more than 300 deaths on state roads have now been reported.

Of the 302 that had been killed as of Monday, 29 of them were pedestrians.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the four main contributing factors in the deaths have been alcohol, distraction, speeding and failure to wear a seat belt. 

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