Man hit, killed by car while crossing Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis

A man in his 50s was hit and killed early Wednesday in Minneapolis. (FOX 9)

A man in his 50s was hit and killed by a car near Hiawatha Avenue South and 26th Street East in Minneapolis early Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson John Elder said the man was crossing Hiawatha when he was hit by a car. 

Preliminary investigation shows the driver had a green light at the time of the crash. 

The Hennepin County Medical examiner has identified the victim as Kurt Howe, 54, of Minneapolis. 

The driver, a man in his 20s, is cooperating with police.