Coon Rapids man lying down on Viking Boulevard is killed

A 21-year-old Coon Rapids man was killed Saturday morning when a vehicle struck him on Viking Boulevard in East Bethel.

According to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, a 20-year-old Fridley man was traveling east on Viking Boulevard near Vickers Street at approximately 4:40 a.m. Aug. 18 when he saw a man lying in the middle of Viking Boulevard.

The driver was unable to stop in time and hit the man.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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