Authorities have identified the pedestrian struck and killed Wednesday while crossing a highway in Columbia Heights.

Alfred Mulbah, 65, of Columbia Heights, was crossing Central Avenue/Hwy. 65 at NE. 44th Avenue when he was hit at 6:27 a.m., the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said. Mulbah was in a crosswalk heading west when he was struck by a Ford Ranger in the southbound lanes of Central Avenue. Pedestrian signals were "showing not to cross" when the crash occurred, said Tierney Peters, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office.

Mulbah was taken to Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff's Office said. The 25-year-old driver of the Ranger wasn't hurt. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, and he wasn't arrested.

Tim Harlow