A woman who was hit by a car Friday night as she crossed a street in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood died Saturday morning.
The woman was crossing W. 7th Street near Homer Street about 8:15 p.m. when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said.
Investigators believe the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance, he said.
The pedestrian was taken to Regions Hospital, where she died.
The driver has been booked into the Ramsey County jail on probable cause of criminal vehicular operation. The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects before they are charged.
Authorities are continuing to investigate.