A pedestrian was fatally struck while crossing a highway Wednesday night in Elk River, the State Patrol said.

A teenage driver heading north on Hwy. 169 struck the man who was crossing the highway just north of Main Street about 6:52 p.m. The patrol did not say if the victim, identified as Garrett Lee French, 36, of Elk River, was in a crosswalk.

Roads were wet at the time of the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 169. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, the patrol said.

The driver, 17-year-old Andrew Hattling of Elk River, was wearing his seat belt. He was not injured, the patrol said.