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Another Minnesota pedestrian and cyclist killed


St Paul (KROC AM News) – Two fatal traffic incidents were reported in Minnesota on Monday – the same day, public safety officials held a press conference to discuss the deadly year he has had on national roads.

The last two fatal incidents occurred in the Twin Cities metro.

The first happened around 12:30 p.m. in Blaine and involved a hit and run. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said a woman walking a dog along a road was struck by a vehicle. The sheriff’s office says the driver “did not stop and left the scene of the incident.” The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The vehicle that struck her was later found, but no further information was released.

The other fatal incident involved a cyclist who was struck by a vehicle and killed in Rosemount at approximately 3:30 pm The man on the bicycle died instantly. The man driving the vehicle was questioned by police but it is not known whether he was arrested.

A pedestrian was also struck by a car in Northfield on Monday. State Patrol said Johnny Knott, 60, of Kenyon, was shot around 7:00 p.m. while crossing Highway 19. His injuries were described as not life threatening.

Minnesota recorded its 401st traffic-related fatality last weekend, the earliest the state has reached since 2007. At that time, a year ago, 322 people had been killed on state highways.

And the State Patrol reports that the increase in super-speeders continues:

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