State Patrol: 3rd pedestrian hit on Minnesota roadway Monday okay

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a third pedestrian crash Monday, although unlike the fatal crashes in Dakota and Otter Tail counties, the pedestrian struck in Aitkin County is expected to be okay.

A State Patrol report says just before 7:30 p.m., an SUV was stopped and facing west on Highway 210 while at a stoplight on the intersection of Highway 169 in Aitkin. It goes on to say the driver then headed north on 410th Avenue, also referred to in part as Minnesota Avenue North.

That’s when the vehicle made contact with a pedestrian. Authorities didn’t describe where the vehicle and pedestrian were situated on the roadway at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian, a 74-year-old man from Aitkin, went to Riverwood Health Care Center for injuries that the State Patrol described as non-life-threatening.

The driver, identified as an 86-year-old man also from Aitkin, wasn’t hurt.

Alcohol was not involved, according to the report.

Earlier in the day, a 39-year-old man was killed in Burnsville while walking across a highway.

Additionally, just an hour before the crash in Aitkin, a 74-year-old man was hit and killed in an Otter Tail County township while walking on a highway.

Authorities are investigating all three crashes.