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Walker killed in Anoka while crossing Hwy. 10

  • November 26, 2012 - 11:36 PM

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night while crossing Hwy. 10 in Anoka -- a deadly stretch of road for walkers.

The pedestrian was hit while crossing the highway near Fairoak Avenue about 7:40 p.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No other details about the accident were available Monday night.

In September, a couple from San Antonio was killed while crossing Hwy. 10 at Sunfish Lake Boulevard in Ramsey, which is about 1 1/2 miles from the intersection where Monday's night fatality occurred. The couple was crossing the highway to return to their hotel after eating dinner.

Local officials want overpasses built along parts of Hwy. 10 to make it safer for pedestrians. For the past decade, Ramsey officials have worked on plans to separate Hwy. 10 from street traffic and put interchanges at Armstrong, Ramsey and Sunfish Lake boulevards. The $300 million to $350 million cost, however, has put the project on indefinite hold.

MARY LYNN SMITH

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