Hermantown Police: Pedestrian Jumped In Front of Vehicle

Created: 02/24/2014 2:05 PM

Hermantown Police say the man who died after being struck by a car last week had jumped in front of the vehicle after allegedly committing an assault.

Jeremy Jacob Reeves, 28, died after the crash in the 4100 block of Midway Road on the evening of Feb. 16.  Police say Reeves was thrown several feet into the air after coming into contact with a car and later died of his injuries.

The driver and passenger in the car were not injured.

In a statement released Monday, police said Reeves was a client of a nearby Stepping Stones for Living residence.  The statement said that prior to the crash, Reeves allegedly assaulted a staff member and made statements about running in front of a semi-truck and killing himself.

The Minnesota State Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

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