A pedestrian crossing a highway in Plymouth in the early morning darkness on Friday was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck.

Benjamin Sommerfeld, 37, of Minneapolis, was crossing Hwy. 55 outside a crosswalk at County Road 6 shortly before 4:30 a.m., according to the State Patrol. He was hit by a westbound Dodge Dakota driven by Martin Norman, 56.

Hwy. 55 was closed briefly after the incident.

Mary Lynn Smith