Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian vs. vehicle crash Sunday evening in Columbia Heights

A pedestrian versus vehicle crash in Columbia Heights shut down part of Central Avenue Northeast Sunday evening.

A woman was trying to cross Central Avenue Northeast when a minivan traveling south struck her, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Police, EMS and fire responded to the scene at 5:19 p.m. and rendered medical aid, but the woman was transported to and declared deceased at North Memorial Health Hospital.

The woman driving the minivan was not injured, the sheriff’s office said.

The 4500 block area of southbound Central Avenue Northeast will remain closed temporarily as authorities investigate. Travelers in the area should plan ahead for delays.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, State Patrol, Hennepin County Medical Examiner and Columbia Heights Police Department are investigating the incident.