Another car-pedestrian fatality in St. Paul

Driver of hit-and-run earlier this month is identified

WCCO Radio Newsroom
March 20, 2019 - 5:56 pm
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Despite efforts to educate the public about how to prevent car pedestrian accidents in St Paul, there's another fatality.

It happened Thursday near the State Capitol.  

Authorities say a man was hit by a car that was heading east on Kellogg near John Ireland boulevards.

The name of the victim is not officially released, and the driver of the vehicle is reportedly cooperating.

Police spokesperson Mike Ernster says have held more than one hundred events, to educate the public about prevention, and now they are dedicating three officers to focus crack down on distracting driving. 

"We will continue to work with our community groups with the 'Stop for Me' campaign so that we can bring some more attention to pedestrian safety," said Ernster.

The fatality comes after polic identifies a 17-year-old boy from St. Paul as the driver of a minivan that hit and killed a young mother earlier this month.  

It was pieces of the vehicle that hit 22-year old Taressa Wilson-Snyder early Saturday morning that led to tips from the public, and eventually to the teenager and the Honda Odyssey.

Ernster says police questioned the teenager, and then released him to his parents.  The vehicle has been taken into custody.

Ernster would not provide any details on the hit and run that occurred early Saturday morning at the corner of Maryland Avenue and De Soto Street.  

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