A 21-year-old driver was arrested in St. Anthony a day after a woman using a mobility scooter was fatally hit by an SUV as police were responding to an overdose just a block away in north Minneapolis.
Police responded to a report of an overdose at a parking lot at the 700 block of W. Broadway about 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from Minneapolis police.
As an officer was helping, the hit-and-run occurred a block over at the intersection of N. Aldrich Avenue and W. Broadway.
The victim was southbound on Aldrich and attempting to cross Broadway when a white SUV heading west struck her and drove off.
The victim was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital, where she died.
The person suffering from the overdose was also transported to the hospital for treatment.
The white SUV believed to be involved in the fatal hit-and-run was located Tuesday morning on Hwy. 100 in Brooklyn Park.
The 21-year-old man was booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause of murder, Minneapolis police said in a statement Tuesday.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the hit-and-run victim and cause of death.