On Thursday June 1st, 2017 at 1:31pm, officers from the Fridley Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of University Avenue NE and Osborne Rd NE for a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian was possibly deceased. Upon arrival, officers confirmed that the pedestrian had passed away. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was a UPS delivery vehicle. The driver of the delivery vehicle remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. The initial investigation revealed that the UPS truck was traveling northbound on University Ave and was in the process of making a right-hand turn onto eastbound Osborne Rd. The pedestrian was traveling westbound across the northbound lanes of University Ave in the marked crosswalk when she was struck. Authorities are working to determine who had the right of way at the time of the crash. The pedestrian has been identified as a 78 year old female resident of Spring Lake Park. This case is currently under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Fridley Police Department.
Any further media inquiries can be directed to the Fridley Police Department at 763-572-3629.