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Minneapolis pedestrian fatally struck by semi

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A semi truck fatally struck a Minneapolis man who was outside of his car on the freeway on Wednesday, news sources report.

The Pioneer Press reports that according to the Minnesota State Patrol, the man, Dahn Le, 45, parked and got out of his car on the shoulder of U.S. 169 when he was hit around 10:20 a.m. The trailer of the Peterbilt semi hit him, but Le's vehicle was not hit.

According to the Star Tribune, two witnesses told the Minnesota State Patrol that the man was walking or running into traffic when he was hit. Authorities say they are not speculating about whether the man meant to be hit.

One of the witnesses, Debra Halenbeck, who was driving right behind the semi, told the Star Tribune that she saw the man jump under the semi. She told the semi's driver, Angelo L. Hughes, "I saw what happened. I don't think it was your fault."

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