Pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle near Cathedral Hill in St. Paul

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed near Cathedral Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota Thursday morning. 

At 6 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Kellogg Boulevard, according to the St. Paul Police Department. When they arrived they found a man lying in the intersection. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Family members identified the victim as 54-year-old Dan Lytle.

The vehicle was traveling eastbound Kellogg Boulevard when the crash occurred. He is cooperating with investigators. 

"The driver of that vehicle was out attempting to assist the victim in this case with first aid as was a witness who happened to be in the area," said St. Paul Police Sgt. Mike Ernster.

No arrests have been made. The crash remains under investigation. 

This marks the third fatal pedestrian crash in St. Paul so far this year. There were just four fatal crashes last year. Earlier this week, a 22-year-old woman died after a hit-and-run; the suspect was identified a few days later.

Pedestrian safety has been a priority for the St. Paul Police Department for some time, but they know their work is far from over.

"We need to do more work and we will start that work immediately," said Sgt. Ernster. "In April, we’re already scheduled to start up the Stop For Me program again, and we’ll be partnering with other law enforcement agencies, we’ll be partnering with the state."