An SUV struck two women crossing a dimly lit street on the St. Paul-Maplewood border on Friday evening, killing one and seriously injuring the other, police said.
An SUV carrying four people struck the two pedestrians near the intersection of McKnight Road N. and Burns Avenue just after 5:45 p.m., said St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders. One woman died at the scene, and the other was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital. Her condition was unknown late Friday.
The vehicle, a Honda Pilot, immediately stopped, and its occupants — two adults and two juveniles — were cooperating with investigators. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been factors, Linders said.
A crosswalk leading from the sprawling Villages on McKnight apartment complex to Battle Creek trailhead is about 100 feet from the crash site, but it’s unclear whether the victims were in it when they were struck.
“It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Linders, who added that it marked the third pedestrian fatality in two days in the metro area. A man and woman were struck and killed during rush hour Thursday on Larpenteur Avenue on the Roseville-St. Paul border.
Last year, St. Paul recorded 148 crashes involving pedestrians. Three were killed in those collisions.
On Friday, police identified the deceased person as a man, but on Saturday corrected that to say the person who died was a woman.