A 33-year-old Zimmerman man died early Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle while walking north across County Road 4 near County Road 39, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.
Ian Patrick Anthony Hruzek was struck by a westbound vehicle just before 7 a.m. He died at the scene.
The vehicle’s driver, Susan A. Morse, 49, of Zimmerman, was not hurt. She remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
On Wednesday evening, a 39-year-old Nebraska man died in a van-semitrailer truck crash in Scott County, according to the State Patrol.
Mohammed Abdullah Adam was driving a Ford Econoline van south in the right lane of Interstate 35 at 260th Street in New Market Township as a semitrailer truck headed in the same direction in the left lane, the patrol said. The van passed the semi on the right and then merged left, clipping the right corner of the semi. That caused the van to slide to the left, perpendicular to the front of the semi.
The van rolled over and came to a rest on the median, the patrol said.
Adam, of Lexington, Neb., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
The truck driver, Leonid Mashtalyar, 42, of Campobello, S.C., was not hurt. He also was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
On Thursday, the Hennepin County medical examiner released the names of three people fatally injured in recent crashes on Minnesota roads.
Nathan L. Zurn, 24, of Foreston, Minn., died Tuesday when the vehicle he was driving was struck by another vehicle at 145th Avenue and 180th Street in Mille Lacs County.
Marjorie Jans, 76, of Stanchfield, Minn., died Saturday at HCMC of injuries suffered in an Oct. 3 crash at NE. Jamesfield Street and NE. 343rd Avenue in Cambridge.
Josephine Jorgenson, 103, of Jordan, died Oct. 4 at HCMC after being injured in an Oct. 1 crash at W. 98th Street in Bloomington.