Young Edina man struck, killed by semi on I-494 in South St. Paul

- The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 494 at Concord Street in South St. Paul early Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Samuel Oden from Edina, Minn.

The State Patrol's preliminary report said Oden was in the westbound lane for "unknown reasons" before getting hit by the semi around 2:30 a.m.  According to the report, alcohol was not a factor.

The westbound lanes on I-494 were shut down for several hours but have since reopened. State troopers were assisted by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office along with the Woodbury Department of Public Safety.

This is an active investigation; more information will be provided when it becomes available.

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