A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed near the Highway 65 Snake River Bridge in Mora at approximately 7:53 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, William Alfred Tinklenberg, 57, of Andover was crossing Highway 65 on foot from east to west when he was struck and killed in the traffic lane by a southbound Hyundai Santa Fe, a compact SUV.
The driver of the vehicle was a 28-year-old woman. Neither the woman or her 30-year-old male passenger were injured. The State Patrol reported that neither the driver or passenger were under the influence of alcohol; Road conditions were dry.
Recent pedestrian deaths
This is the second pedestrian struck and killed at this location in the last six months.
On Aug. 3, 2020, a 36-year-old woman was struck and killed at the Snake River Bridge approximately an hour before sunrise.
Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the bridge in 2022.
The City of Mora has applied for a MnDOT Transportation Alternative grant with the intent of creating a pedestrian/bike trail that crosses Highway 65
underneath the Snake River Bridge.