Truck driver struck and killed after shopping

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Minnesota police are investigating the death of a California trucker who was struck and killed while walking on the side of a frontage road Saturday, May 25, in Rogers, MN. Kevin Plummer, 49-year-old truck driver from Alta Loma, CA, had been shopping at a nearby outdoor retail store and was walking back to the TA truck stop when he was struck by a motorist.

Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen told Land Line that Plummer was a driver for Con-Way Trucking, and he had parked at the TA with his loaded rig. Plummer apparently decided to go shopping at the new Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center that opened in Rogers in late April and had walked there.

Beahen said Plummer returned from shopping on foot, walking on the shoulder of the frontage road when the accident occurred at 5:12 p.m. The road, Rogers Drive, parallels Interstate 94.

A 20-year-old man was driving east and suddenly crossed the centerline and the westbound lane and struck the truck driver as he walked back to his truck. The motorist, who was booked and released, told police he may have fallen asleep.

Police will continue to investigate the cause of the accident, but Beahen also requested the public’s assistance. Beahen said that the police had witnesses who came upon the scene afterward, but anyone who saw the accident take place should call the Rogers Police Department at 763-428-3450.

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