Hit-and-run driver kills woman crossing street on mobility scooter in Minneapolis

A hit-and-run driver killed a woman crossing the street on a mobility scooter on Monday afternoon in North Minneapolis, police say.

The woman was crossing West Broadway Avenue at Aldrich Avenue North shortly before 2:30 p.m., when a motorist in a white SUV struck her and fled the scene without stopping, according to a news release issued by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Several officers responded to the crash, along with medics from the Minneapolis Fire Department and North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The woman was taken to North Memorial, where she died a short time later.

Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck the woman, which they said may have been a Jeep Cherokee and will have significant front-end damage.

The woman’s identity will be released by the Hennepin County medical examiner.

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