The man who suffered severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy downtown Minneapolis street last week has died, police said.
Michael Lynne Webb, 70, of Minneapolis was walking across Hennepin Avenue about 2:20 p.m., between 9th and 10th streets Sept. 7 when an SUV ran into him, police said. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where police say he succumbed to his injuries the next day.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said they’re still investigating.
The driver, who hasn’t been identified, remained on the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.
A police spokesman said at the time that investigators didn’t suspect alcohol or any other type of impairment was a factor in the accident. But a cellphone was found in the front seat of the vehicle, according to an investigator who obtained a search warrant for the phone. Police are trying to determine whether the driver was distracted by his or her phone in the moments before the crash, the warrant said.