Man dead after being hit by minivan in St. Paul identified by officials

UPDATE 1/6 at 11:38 a.m.: The St. Paul Police Department identified the victim in Friday’s crash as 33-year-old Kevin Nguyen, of St. Paul.

St. Paul police announced that officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on the intersection of East Mechanic Avenue and Van Dyke Street.

Officers responded to the crash around 6:30 p.m. Friday and fire medics pronounced Nguyen dead at the scene.

Police believe a man driving a Kia Sedona minivan was driving west on Mechanic Avenue and turned south on Van Dyke Street before hitting the victim.

The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with investigators, police said.