Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Hwy 7 in Minnetonka, Minn.

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car on Highway 7 near Highway 101 in Minnetonka, Minn. 

A pedestrian attempting to cross Highway 7 in Minnetonka, Minn. was struck and killed by a car early Wednesday morning.

Around 6:20 a.m., a 2006 Nissan Murano was driving westbound on Highway 7 near County Road 10 when it struck a pedestrian in the left lane. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the pedestrian was crossing from the north to the south, but was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

The accident temporarily closed the westbound lane of Highway 7, causing backups.

Neither the driver nor the passenger of the Nissan was injured in the crash.

The pedestrian killed has been identified as 17-year-old Scott Berzins.

Berzins attended Minnetonka High School, the principal has released this statement,

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the incident.