Friday, November 21, 2014

Ethiopian Man fatally run over by vehicle

The pedestrian, a 61-year-old man, may have been struck twice on Hwy. 252.
Authorities on Wednesday released the identity of the man who was fatally run over by one and possibly two vehicles that fled from a Brooklyn Park intersection.
Meshu B. Lamu, 61, of Brooklyn Park, was struck about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in a southbound lane of Hwy. 252 near 73rd Avenue N., according to the State Patrol. He died at the scene.
“He walked that route a lot,” patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said of Lamu, who lived about three blocks northeast of where he was killed.
Lamu was walking west and crossing Hwy. 252 against a red light when he was struck, Roeske said. He was hit well after sunset and was wearing dark clothing, further diminishing his visability, the lieutenant added.