Arrest Made in Hit and Run Death of Minneapolis Mother

A 37-year-old Minneapolis woman called for a cab on New Year’s Eve as part of her preparation to join a gathering of  friends. As she crossed the street to get to the cab about 9:20 p.m., she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle that kept on going. The devastating loss of this mother of four children sparked a sweeping community response in the City of Lakes, including tips that led to the arrest of a woman who lives within a mile of the crash scene. Minneapolis Police also have recovered the car that struck the pedestrian and the police investigation has led to charges of criminal vehicular homicide against the suspect.

According to the complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court in downtown Minneapolis, the cab driver observed the car speeding at about 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. The pedestrian landed on the car’s hood and windshield and died at the scene. The complaint also said the 27-year-old driver did not have a full-fledged license, but was driving on a learner’s permit.

At a community vigil held Sunday for the victim and her family, she was remembered as an affectionate mother and friend. She was a noted hair stylist who graduated from Minneapolis North High School and studied at the University of Phoenix. Her children are ages 5 to 16 and the two oldest were home at the time of the accident, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

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