Elderly pedestrian struck and killed

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — An elderly pedestrian has been struck and killed in Cottage Grove.

Police say 85-year-old Benjamin Tims Sr. of Cottage Grove was walking near an intersection when he was hit by an SUV Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say Tims died at the scene of the accident. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/17X2L6H ) says the SUV driver was cooperating with investigators.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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