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Arrest Made in Hit and Run Accident

A St. Paul man was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of vehicular homicide after a 59-year-old woman was stuck and killed crossing University Avenue, the Star Tribune reported.
Police suspect Terrell "Terrance" Oliver, 45, was the driver of the vehicle that failed to stop after hitting the pedestrian at about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, the Pioneer Press reported. Oliver was being held in Ramsey County Jail without bail.
“There was no way [the driver] couldn't have seen her,? Jennifer Macaulay, a defense attorney who witnessed the accident, said (Star Tribune).
Macaulay, 33, said she initially thought something had been thrown out of the car because the object “almost caught wind, like it was a kite,? (Pioneer Press). Macaulay soon realized it was a gray-haired woman carrying a pink backpack. “She was so mangled — all her limbs were fractured in a horrible way,? she said.
Macaulay and other passersby wrapped the woman in a sleeping bag and tried to comfort her, though the woman was unresponsive and didn’t have a pulse, the Pioneer Press reported. The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where she died at 10:30 a.m.
Police say the woman had been crossing the street in an area where there was no crosswalk. “It was cold,? police spokesman Tom Walsh said about the victim’s decision to cross (Star Tribune).