Pedestrian, 64, killed by bus in downtown Mpls.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a bus this week as a 64-year-old St. Louis Park man.

Mark Gregory Best was killed Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the crosswalk at the time.

The medical examiner’s office says he died as a result of multiple blunt-force injuries. His death has been categorized as an accident.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report (http://bit.ly/15sDgwz ) says the bus driver has been placed on administrative leave while Metro Transit police and the medical examiner’s office investigate.

Metro Transit says this is the 10th fatal accident in 23 years involving a bus and a pedestrian.

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