Pedestrian hit and killed by Metro Transit bus in downtown Minneapolis

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metro Transit bus in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon.  The bus was turning onto 3rd Avenue off of 2nd Street when the collision occurred, a Metro Transit spokesperson said.

The victim was an adult male and died at the scene. His identity has yet to be released pending further investigation.

The Metro Transit driver is to be placed on leave pending an investigation, per MTC protocol.

This is a developing story; a Fox 9 crew is on scene gathering more information.

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