Man Dies After Hitting Tree South of Avon 09 Apr 12

A Monticello man was seriously injured Saturday night when he was struck while running across westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 94 near Albertville.

41-year-old Alejandro Merino was driving east on I-94 when he crashed into the median.

According to the State Patrol, Merino got out of the vehicle and ran across the westbound lanes, where he was struck by a vehicle driven by a Maple Lake woman.

As for Merino, the State Patrol says alcohol is thought to be a factor in the incident.

The incident happened just before 10:30 Saturday night.