Authorities in western Minnesota say a pedestrian has been killed when he was hit by a semi.

The incident reportedly took place late last week on Highway 27 at 650th Street west of Wheaton in Traverse County.

The driver of the semi, Nicholas Hunter, 37, of Glenwood, was reportedly backing onto Highway 27 when the semi struck and killed Jesse Kapela, 24, from Waite Park.

The incident remains under investigation.