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Person found dead on Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park

The westbound lanes at Zane Avenue were closed for several hours Friday morning as police investigated the death.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — Brooklyn Park Police are trying to piece together what happened after a person was found dead on Highway 610 early Friday morning.

According to a press release, Brooklyn Park police responded to the area of Highway 610 and Zane Avenue North just before 2:30 a.m. after learning that a person who appeared to be dead was lying in the road.

When police arrived they found the body of an adult in a westbound lane of Highway 610.

Investigators from the Minnesota State Patrol, which took over the investigation, believe the victim was already in the roadway before being struck by a Chevy Equinox driven by a 39-year-old man from Minneapolis. That driver stopped and remained on scene to talk with police.

MnDOT closed the westbound lane of Highway 610 between Noble Parkway and Zane Avenue North for several hours to conduct an investigation, but reopened the highway to traffic shortly before 7 a.m. 

No other information has been released about the person killed at this time.

KARE 11 will update this article when more is known about the incident.

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