Pedestrian killed in Cottage Grove identified
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed while crossing a street Tuesday in Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove police said Wednesday that Benjamin F. Tims Sr., 85, was hit by an SUV as he walked back from his mailbox. The crash happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the southeast St. Paul suburb.
Paramedics found Tims in the road unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.