John Sherwin, Faribault Police Chief, confirmed for KDHL a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle around 8:03 p.m. at 4th Street NW and Lyndale Avenue.

The pedestrian was identified as James Gerald Brandenburg, 59, of Faribault. Sherwin says, "He suffered significant trauma and was a priority patient.  North Ambulance transported him to the airport where he was then airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester."

The crash remains under investigation so Sherwin stated, "I am unable to verify the name of the driver of the striking vehicle at this time.  Witnesses indicated they observed Brandenburg standing on the corner waiting to cross when he suddenly ran westbound on 4th Street and was struck.  Officers reported smelling the odor of alcohol on Brandenburg, so that may have been a factor."

If we receive more updates we will certainly let everyone know on the radio and on this website.

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