A 77-year-old man who was hit by a car while walking his dog in downtown Faribault, Minn., has died, authorities said Saturday.
The incident occurred shortly before sunset Thursday at 2nd Avenue and 5th Street NW., where officers found the victim down in the street, according to police.
The man was identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office as Harvey D. Hanson, who lived less than two blocks from where he was struck. Hanson died early Friday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
According to police:
Norita Reuvers, 79, of Faribault, told officers that she was driving northbound on 2nd when she struck Hanson, who was crossing at 5th Street and walking his dog near Central Park. Hanson’s dog ran home uninjured after the crash.
Reuvers was uninjured. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Police Chief Andy Bohlen called this “a tragic crash” that investigators will continue to look into before forwarding their case to the city attorney’s office for possible charges.
Hanson lived his entire life in Faribault. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1955 and was a member of the Army Reserves. He was the owner/operator of his own trucking service starting in 1956. Harvey hauled grain, feed and milk locally and regionally for 57 years.