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Perham, MN (KROC-AM News) - There were two fatal crashes involving pedestrians in Minnesota Monday evening.

The State Patrol today reported that a 74-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle on a northern Minnesota Highway. The victim, who was from the town of Palisade, was walking in the traffic lane on Highway 78 south of Perham when he was hit. The deadly collision occurred in an area where the roadway runs between two lakes in Otter Tail County and there are dozens of lakeshore resorts and homes nearby.


The name of the victim has not been released. The State Patrol says the 32-year-old Ottertail man driving the Jeep that struck him around 6:30 PM was not injured.

The other pedestrian fatality occurred about 30 minutes earlier in Burnsville. The State Patrol says 39-year-old Jacob Witt of Burnsville was killed when he was struck by a pickup while he was attempting to cross Highway 13 near Nicollet Avenue. The pickup driver, an 18-year-old man from Prior Lake, was not hurt.

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