The driver of a car that crashed into a bicyclist and other vehicles before rolling over in St. Paul during the weekend has died, police said Monday.
David E. Dudrey, 49, of St. Paul, struck a bicyclist, fled, crashed into another car and rolled his vehicle about 9:50 p.m. Sunday.
Sgt. Mike Ernster, a police spokesman, said it's unclear what led to Dudrey's actions at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and L'Orient Street near the ramps to I-35E. It was also unknown whether drugs, alcohol or distracted driving played a role.
No one else was seriously hurt, Ernster said.
According to police: A man was bicycling westbound on the Maryland Avenue sidewalk and crossing the street when Dudrey, who was turning onto the northbound ramp of I-35E, struck him.
Dudrey fled. The bicyclist fell and suffered scrapes and cuts, Ernster said.
Dudrey ran a red light and crashed into a car that had the right of way as it exited the interstate. No one in the other car was injured, police said.
Dudrey lost control of the Ford Mustang, which then went off the road, rolled and landed on its roof.
Two women in Dudrey's vehicle had non-life threatening injuries. All three occupants of the car were taken to Regions Hospital, where Dudrey died.
Ernster said it's unclear whether Dudrey was able to speak with investigators before he died.