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Police: SUV had right of way when man stepped into Minneapolis street, was fatally hit

October 30, 2018 GMT

A motorist had the right of way when she fatally ran over a man who stepped into the south Minneapolis intersection without stopping or looking for traffic, authorities said Tuesday.

Antonio Alcantar-Alcantar, 57, was hit just before 7 a.m. last Wednesday as he walked near his home while crossing E. 26th Street at 14th Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

Savannah James, 31, of Minneapolis, said she was driving her SUV west on 26th below the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour before hitting Alcantar-Alcantar, according to police records.

A witness down the block and James told a police officer that Alcantar-Alcantar came into the intersection from the drivers left without looking or stopping for traffic, the records read.

There was no stop sign for the SUV at that intersection, and there are no crosswalk markings.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482