Truck hits pedestrian in Olmsted County

Minnesota State Patrol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck in Olmsted County on Tuesday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 44-year-old Gregory M. Soukup of Rochester was walking north in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 63 on the north side of Stewartville.  A southbound vehicle hit its brakes for Soukup, then the southbound truck driven by 53-year-old Steven J. Volkart of Spring Valley also hit its brakes and swerved to the right, striking Soukup.

The State Patrol says Soukup suffered a non-life threatening injury in this accident, which happened around 7:15 am.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Stewartville Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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