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Associated Press, Published May 27 2013

Sleepy driver strikes, kills man in Minnesota crash

ROGERS, Minn. — Authorities in the Twin Cities area say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a driver who may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

A KARE-TV report (http://kare11.tv/1aq7AGH ) says the victim was a California truck driver in his 40s. He was walking along a frontage road near I-94 in Rogers on Saturday afternoon when he was struck.

The 21-year-old driver told police he may have nodded off while driving.

Police say they don't think drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. They took the driver into custody for further testing.

Rogers is about 25 miles northwest of Minneapolis.


Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.