Thursday morning crash in Hennepin County leaves at least 1 dead


The victim has been identified as Stephen Ernest Bloomdahl, 70, of Seattle, WA.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a crash involving a pedestrian early Thursday morning has turned fatal.

According to an incident report filed by the State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:15 a.m. Thursday on a ramp from westbound I-94 to Weaver Lake Road.

The report says a Toyota Highlander was taking the exit from I-94 to Weaver Lake Parkway as a pedestrian crossed from the north to the south side of the ramp. The pedestrian was then hit by the vehicle.

As of 7 a.m. the Minnesota Department of Transportation said the ramp for Weaver Lake Road and County Road 109 would be blocked until about 8:30 a.m.

No other details about the crash were immediately available.

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Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story said the vehicle involved was a Kia Rondo, which was the vehicle initially provided in the State Patrol’s incident report. This article has since been updated.