Man killed by semi after lying down on I-694 [UPDATED]

A man yet to be identified is dead after lying down on I-694 this afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Around 12:30, a car pulled over to the side of the road heading westbound near McKnight Road. The driver stepped out of the car and lay in the far right lane of 694, where he was hit by a semi truck and killed, according to the State Patrol.

We reported on a similar incident last November, when a woman was killed after lying down on I-94.

Not much else is known about today's tragedy at this time, but we'll update as more information becomes available.

UPDATE [4:20]: The State Patrol is reporting that 694 near McKnight has been reopened.

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