Off-duty Hopkins police detective hit by vehicle, killed while riding a bicycle

Updated: August 05, 2019 09:51 PM

An off-duty Hopkins police detective was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding a bicycle early Sunday morning, Hopkins Police Chief Brent Johnson confirmed through email.

Rogers police responded to a vehicle versus bicyclist crash on the 22600 block of Industrial Boulevard at around 12:14 a.m. Sunday, a police department release states. A caller reportedly stated that a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle and was unconscious. 


The release states that first responders attempted lifesaving efforts on the detective, but he was declared dead at the scene at around 1:02 a.m.

Police stated that both the detective and the motorist were traveling westbound on Industrial Boulevard at the time of the crash. 

The driver of the vehicle is reportedly cooperating with the currently ongoing investigation.

More information, including the identity of the detective, is expected to be released Monday, Aug. 5.

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