City of Crookston, MnDOT in discussion about temporary fix for downtown intersection where girl was hit by a semi truck

Finch gave an update on plans for the North Broadway and Roberts Street intersection Monday, Oct. 11, at a Crookston City Council meeting.

Earlier Monday, Finch met with the city’s police chief, public works director, county engineer and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and SRF Consulting Group, the consultant chosen for an upcoming corridor study on US Highway 2 through downtown Crookston. While the meeting did not result in an immediate plan for the intersection, it got the ball rolling toward a temporary solution to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe in the downtown area.

Late in the afternoon of Oct. 4, Kaylee Acevedo was on her bicycle on the sidewalk in downtown Crookston when she was struck by a semi, according to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow. The semi was traveling westbound on Highway 2 when it attempted to turn onto North Broadway. The back of the truck entered the sidewalk during the turn and Acevedo became entangled in its back tires, according to police. She was dragged about a block and a half.

She was taken to RiverView Health in Crookston, and was later air-lifted to Sanford in Fargo.

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