Two Minnesota Pedestrians Killed and a Third Critically Injured in Separate Crashes
Undated (KROC-AM News) - Two pedestrians have been killed and a third is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by vehicles in different parts of Minnesota in recent days.
The first incident occurred Friday night in Mankato, where a 62-year-old man severely injured by a hit and run driver. Police say witnesses described the vehicle as a smaller pickup truck from the mid-2000’s but has some front end damage. The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was last reported in critical condition.
A central Minnesota man was arrested Saturday evening on felony charges after the pickup truck he was driving struck and the fatally injured a central Minnesota man. 59-year-old Richard Jacobs of Waconia was attempting to cross a highway at an intersection in Howard Lake when he was hit by the vehicle driven by 55-year-old Kent Mattson of Howard Lake. He was taken to the Wright County Jail after tests indicated he had alcohol in his system.
The third vehicle-pedestrian incident, was reported around 5:45 Monday morning in the Twin Cities. The State Patrol says 50-year-old Francisco Ojeda of St. Paul was attempting to walk across Highway 47 in Fridley when he was struck by a car driven by a 41-year-old Brooklyn Park man. The State Patrol report indicates the driver of the car had a green light and the pedestrian was facing a Don’t Walk sign when he stepped onto the roadway and was fatally injured.