Man struck and killed on state highway in Aitkin County

October 1, 2018 GMT

JACOBSON, Minn. (AP) — A Floodwood man is dead after being struck by a car on state Highway 200 in Aitkin County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the 61-year-old man was a passenger in a car that struck on animal on the road. He and the driver got out to check the damage, and he was struck and killed by a passing car.

The incident happened west of Jacobson shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released. No one else was injured.