A woman crossing in the middle of the street after dark was run over and killed outside an apartment building in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and died the next day at the hospital where she once worked, authorities said Sunday.
The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Itasca Lofts in the 700 block of 1st Street N., according to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office.
Aileen J. Baesemann, 71, of Falcon Heights, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and died there 26 hours later, the medical examiner's office said Saturday. Her obituary online said she suffered a fatal blow to the head in the crash.
Baesemann was walking in a lane of traffic "toward the surface parking lot" across the street and was run over, said police spokesman John Elder.
Elder said there was no evidence that the driver, Lorna Sinclair-Wood, 65, of Bloomington, was speeding or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Sinclair-Wood got out of her vehicle "and rendered aid," said Elder, who noted that there was also "great witness support from people who had medical backgrounds" on behalf of Baesemann.
Elder said the incident at this preliminary stage is "one of those things that was an accident."
Baesemann attended the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and the University of Iowa. She received her master's in public health and worked in hospital administration from 1977 until 2008, including at HCMC.
Her Facebook profile notes that she was "retired and loving it."