1 Dead, 1 Injured After Car Hits Pedestrians in Richfield

Updated: 11/20/2013 3:37 PM KSTP.com By: Megan Stewart


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A Richfield man is dead and another is in critical condition after both men were hit by a car while crossing the street.

Michael John Lindholm, a 63-year-old resident of Richfield, died minutes after the accident.

The accident happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday on the 6500 block of Portland Avenue South near the local American Legion. The vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old woman, was traveling south on Portland Avenue from 64th Street in the right lane, when it struck two pedestrians crossing Portland Avenue. The pedestrians were not in a crosswalk.

A 55-year-old Richfield resident, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. As of Monday morning, he was considered to be in "critical, but semi-stable" condition.

Police said the driver stopped at the scene and has been cooperating with police.