Authorities have arrested a local driver in the hit-and-run death of a woman this weekend in Inver Grove Heights.
The crash Saturday evening killed Haimanot Gebremedhin, 55, of Inver Grove Heights, authorities said.
About 12:40 on Sunday, a 30-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman arrived at police headquarters, surrendered and said she was the driver who fled the scene, police said.
The woman said "she saw a social media post [Sunday] morning and decided to turn herself in and tell her version of events," a statement from police read.
She was booked into jail and released to her attorney while the investigation continues. The woman has not been charged. The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects before they are charged.
Officers responded shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of 80th Street E. and Blaine Avenue E., where they were flagged down by a passerby who found Gebremedhin in the road, police said. Resuscitation efforts failed, and she died before making it to Regions Hospital.
Anyone who has information about the crash is urged to contact police at 651-450-2530.
Gebremedhin, a 25-year resident of Inver Grove Heights, is the fourth person run over and killed in recent days in the Twin Cities.
Zahra Mohamed, 19, of St. Paul, died after being hit Friday night near the St. Paul intersection of McKnight Road N. and Burns Avenue, police said. A second victim in that crash, Hanan Farah, 22, of St. Paul, was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital. She is expected to survive.
The driver stopped following the crash and cooperated with investigators. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been factors, police said.
On Thursday, a man and woman were struck and killed during rush hour on Larpenteur Avenue on the Roseville-St. Paul border. Authorities were trying to determine whether the two were struck by more than one vehicle.
Robert Blake Buxton, 47, and Meridith Aikens, 45, both of Roseville, were making their way across the four-lane thoroughfare near Woodbridge Court when they were struck at 5:35 p.m.
A driver stopped, but surveillance video obtained from a nearby business shows a white SUV passing the crash site just seconds before they were hit, and two white or silver sedans passing the scene seconds after the victims were hit.