Investigation Continues into Pedestrian Fatality at Maple Grove Intersection
The incident happened Jan. 31 at the intersection of Hemlock Lane North and Elm Creek Boulevard. Police say it appears the pedestrian was in a protected area on the sidewalk when hit.
Updated Friday, Feb. 3
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Ann L. Blake, 54, of Andover in the fatal pedestrian, vehicle accident Tuesday, Jan. 31. More information the case status and Blake can be read by clicking here.
According to Maple Grove Police Captain Tracy Stille, as of Feb. 1, police were still awaiting the results of toxicology tests from the driver of the vehicle and reconstruction is "still underway." No arrests had been made in the incident as Wednesday.
The name of the driver has not been released.
"It's an unfortunate tradegy, which we continue to investigate," Stille said.
One woman is dead following a fatal pedestrian and vehicle incident Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the intersection of Hemlock Lane North and Elm Creek Boulevard, near The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.
The Maple Grove Police Department was called to the area about 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on a traffic complaint, according to Maple Grove Police Capt. Keith Terlinden.
“As our officers were responding, the vehicle in question ended up hitting a pedestrian at that intersection,” he said. “It appears that the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk, she was in a protected area on the sidewalk. So, it wasn’t an actual crosswalk-related accident.”
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Terlinden said. He said the pedestrian was female as was the driver of the vehicle. The driver was transported to the hospital, her condition remains unknown.
Terlinden said there was one other vehicle involved in the accident, but "not at the point of striking the victim, but after that." Terlinden said the driver of the second vehicle was not injuried.
The investigation is still ongoing. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.
The road was closed for a short time, but reopened around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Hennepin County Crime Lab and the Minnesota State Patrol are assisting the Maple Grove Police Department in the investigation.
Maple Grove Patch will provide more details as they become available.