11-year-old St. Paul Girl Hit and Dragged By Van
Sunday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. an 11-year-old was hit by a van and dragged for nearly a half-mile. The Star Tribune reported yesterday that a St. Paul man is being held in the Dakota County Jail and is expected to be charged in the crime. Read the Star Tribune story here: http://www.startribune.com/467/story/966690.html. Gladys Reyes,the victim, is in critical condition at Regions Hospital . She is a sixth grader at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul.
The Pioneer Press, which printed a more detailed report of the crime in today's paper, said that Reyes owes her life to an alert driver who followed the suspect's van and forced him to pull over in a parking lot. Read the Pioneer Press story here: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/16575869.htm.
Although the Star Tribune has yet to publish the suspect's name, the Pioneer Press identified him as Mauricio Sanchez, 33, of St. Paul. They said that he could face charges face charges of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.