New Hope Man Fatally Struck By SUV ID’d
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified a New Hope man that was fatally struck by a vehicle last week.
James Garcia, 67, died after he was hit by SUV near the intersection of Winnetka Avenue and 42nd Avenue.
He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office ruled his death an accident.
New Hope Police are investigating the incident.
According to New Hope Police Captain Scott Slawson, the the driver is cooperating with the investigation, and no charges are pending in the case.
However, the investigation will remain open until a Minnesota State Patrol report reconstructing the accident can be reviewed by police and the city’s prosecutor. Slawson said that process can take several months.