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Pedestrian killed while walking on Anoka County highway

The 59 year old was hit by a minivan.

A pedestrian killed when hit by a minivan on Monday evening was walking along a busy highway.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office, in a news release, said a 59-year-old man from Forest Lake died when hit by the van driven by a 30-year-old woman from Fridley.

The incident happened at 8:06 p.m. on Highway 65 in Spring Lake Park.

Early investigation has found that the man was walking in the southbound lanes of the highway in dark clothing when the collision happened.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was treated for minor injuries.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Minnesota saw a significant decrease in pedestrian deaths in 2017.

There were 38 pedestrians killed on state roads last year, compared to 60 the year before.

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