Update 10/21/21: Names have been released in the fatal pedestrian collision last Thursday in Alexandria at the intersection of 3rd and Hawthorne. 76 year old Mauno Silpala of Golden Valley was struck by a vehicle driven by 39 year old Alexandria woman Jennifer Erickson. Silpala later died in the hospital from his injuries. Erickson stayed on scene and has fully cooperated with law enforcement. The investigation is still ongoing and any information from witnesses is encouraged to contact law enforcement.
On 10/14/21 at 7:20 a.m., the Alexandria Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash with injuries. The crash occurred at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Upon arrival, the victim, a 76 year old male from Golden Valley, was transported to Alomere Health where he later died as a result of injuries sustained. The driver of the vehicle, a 39 year old woman from Alexandria, stayed at the scene and has fully cooperated with law enforcement. The police department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact us at 320-763-6631. Every detail will assist in the investigation. At this time, names are being withheld pending all family notifications. The case remains under investigation.