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In town for father's funeral, pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Uptown

Scott Moskal died the day after being hit by the car.
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A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Uptown, Minneapolis last week was in town for his father's funeral.

Scott Michael Moskal, 56, is originally from Minneapolis but was living in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

His stepsister Kelline Gremsperger wrote on Facebook that he was hit just hours after arriving in Minneapolis for the funeral of his father, George.

"We are devastated by the loss of both of our loved ones and are grateful for all the love, support and prayers," she added.

Moskal was crossing Lagoon Avenue at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, FOX 9 reports, when he was hit by a car that was turning onto Lagoon from James.

The Star Tribune notes there was no crosswalk at the intersection and the driver stopped and cooperated with police.

Moskal was taken to hospital with critical injuries and sadly died the following day.

A memorial service was held for him in northeast Minneapolis on Thursday, according to his obituary, which notes that he grew up in Uptown and attended Calhoun Elementary, Jefferson Middle and West High School.

He worked for Warner Bros. Entertainment in California, where he was initially a studio tour guide before moving into administration. He was a fervent Twins and Vikings fan as well as being a passionate musician.

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