“It was like he was watching the traffic, but he wasn’t.
He just was in the middle of the road.
He had no sense of urgency.
I would look around and see him walking up the sidewalk, and I would be like, ‘Oh my god, is this him?'” said Dalia, a mother of three who lives in the same neighborhood.
“It wasn’t like he had anything to worry about.”
“I was always afraid that the person would hit me,” said Dora, who asked that her last name not be used for fear of reprisal.
“But it was so calm and it was a lot of people.
And the person was just going by the light and doing nothing.
He wasn’t trying to hit anyone, but it was just like he wasn´t paying attention.”
In addition to the accident, the driver was cited by the police for a traffic violation, which caused a delay of nearly four hours.
Police are still trying to determine whether the accident was an act of road rage, said Officer Yael Saffron, a spokesman for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department.
“We will be pursuing the matter further and have opened an internal investigation,” Saffrons said in a statement.
The family of the deceased said that their son had been a longtime friend of the family.
They said that he and his mother had met each other years ago, but that the relationship soured.
The incident is under investigation by Henneps County District Attorney’s Office and the Hensenkopf Police Department.