The two pedestrians struck and killed Saturday night at an intersection in Ramsey were identified Sunday as a Texas couple in their 70s.
John and Jean Nettelfield, 78 and 71, respectively, of San Antonio, were hit by a sport-utility vehicle and killed while trying to cross Hwy. 10 against a red light Saturday night, according to the State Patrol.
Earlier reports that alcohol had been detected in the Nettelfields were incorrect, the State Patrol said on Sunday.
Lt. Eric Roeske, spokesman for the State Patrol, said alcohol was not a factor in any way for anyone involved in the accident, which happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 10 and Sunfish Lake Boulevard, according to the patrol.
The SUV was eastbound on Hwy. 10 and had the green light when it hit the pair, authorities said. The driver, Cheryl Knoblauch, 34, of Ramsey, was not injured.
A second vehicle, a passenger car, also was involved, striking one of the victims lying in the road after the first impact.
The driver of that vehicle, Ashley Rohwer, 27, of Andover, was not injured, either. Alcohol was not detected in either driver.
The pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier Saturday, a 38-year-old woman riding on a motorcycle with her husband was killed in southern Minnesota.
Dana Legried, of Austin, Minn., and her husband, Paul Legried, were eastbound on Hwy. 16 in Fillmore County, near Lanesboro, when they went into a ditch and struck a pole at County Road 21, according to the State Patrol. Paul Legried, 49, who was driving, suffered noncritical injuries.