Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in St. Paul, Minn.

- St. Paul police officers are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. 

Police responded to the crash at 9:30 p.m. Friday on Como Avenue just west of Rice Street where they found a man lying in the street.

St. Paul Fire Medics transported the man to Regions Hospital. He died of his injuries Saturday afternoon. 

He was later identified as 56-year-old Benjamin Leighton of St. Paul.

The vehicle involved was heading northbound on Rice Street and turning to head west on Como Avenue when the pedestrian was struck, police said. 

The driver is cooperating with investigators. The driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol according to the preliminary investigation, police said. 

The crash remains under investigation. 
 

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