A bicyclist was hit and killed in Forest Lake Wednesday morning, which closed part of Highway 97.
The bicyclist was traveling eastbound on Highway 97 around 3:40 a.m., and moved into the westbound lane. They were then struck by a Jeep Cherokee, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Jeep was traveling westbound near Forest Road North, just west of Highway 61.
The vehicle was driven by a 52-year-old man from Forest Lake. He was not injured.
The bicyclist's identity hasn't been released, but the Star Tribune says the victim is a 26-year-old male.
It's not clear if the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.
The state patrol closed both directions of the highway and access from Highway 61 while it investigated, the Star Tribune notes. It reopened just before 7 a.m., KARE 11's Alicia Lewis tweeted.
In 2014, five bicyclists were killed in traffic-related incidents on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Safety. Another 37 were severely injured.