The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man operating a forklift was struck and killed by a minivan on a state highway near Thompson.

The patrol says the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was struck Monday afternoon. Authorities say the minivan was driven by an 80-year-old Northwood woman. She and her 75-year-old passenger were not injured.

The victim has not been identified.