COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - An elderly pedestrian is dead after being struck and killed by an SUV Tuesday afternoon in Cottage Grove.
Police say 85-year-old Benjamin Francis Tims, Sr. was walking near the intersection of 70th Street and Goodview Avenue when he was hit by the vehicle. At this time police have not said whether the victim was in a crosswalk, or whether traffic lights were involved.
Authorities say Tims died at the scene of the accident. Cottage Grove Police say the driver of the SUV, a 52-year-old woman, stopped on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
After the investigation is completed the findings will be forwarded to the Washington County Attorney for consideration of charges.
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