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Man dead after being struck by semi on I-494 in Woodbury

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash between a man and a semi-trailer that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 494 in Woodbury. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia

A man died after apparently walking into the path of a tanker truck Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury.

The incident occurred after 2 p.m. in the northbound lane of Interstate 494, south of the Interstate 94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Authorities identified a 54-year-old man of unknown residence who died upon arrival. The driver, a 56-year-old Gem Lake man, suffered no injuries.

Alcohol was not involved, a State Patrol report said.

Authorities temporarily closed two northbound lanes on I-494, which opened after 3:30 p.m.

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