Man dead in NE Minneapolis after being hit by plow near gas station

Minneapolis police collected evidence near the site of a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead early Wednesday morning.

A crash near a popular intersection in northeast Minneapolis left one man dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to Minneapolis police, around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a person who had been struck by a vehicle outside the Holiday gas station at 2nd Avenue Southeast and Hennepin Avenue East. 

Officers arriving at the scene found a man in the street near its entrance, and he appeared to have been run over. He was declared dead at the scene.

Preliminary information showed that the Hennepin County plow truck driver was leaving the gas station when the man walked in front of the truck. The driver of the vehicle has been identified and is cooperating with investigators, police have said.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the man’s name and the cause of his death at a later date.