Police: Pedestrian killed after being struck by semi in Minneapolis

April 25, 2019 06:17 PM

Minneapolis police say a pedestrian who was doing business in the Re-Alliance scrapyard was killed Thursday morning after being struck by a semi.

Department spokesman John Elder said officers were called at 9:20 a.m. to the scrapyard on the 1500 block of North Second Street on a report of a crash involving a pedestrian. 



Elder said the victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. 

Police said the driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. 

Because the crash involved a commercial vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol is handling the reconstruction of the crash. 

A spokesman for the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the agency has been notified about the incident and is responding. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS was at Re-Alliance as OSHA crews investigated Thursday.

This isn't the first incident at the scrapyard. In 2010, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported on an incident involving Robert Anderson, who said he was paralyzed after a 120-pound piece of steel cane fell on his head. He said he was dropping off a truckload of steel.

He ended up suing Re-Alliance, settling in 2011.


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