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Deaf Woman Injured in Hit and Run

An Apple Valley woman was involved in a hit and run Friday leaving her in critical condition.

Joan LeVassuer, 26, was crossing Cedar Avenue and 153rd Street in Apple Valley when she was struck around 9:15 p.m.

LeVassuer is hard of hearing and was waiting for a ride from her fiance when the accident occurred.

Police describe the suspected vehicle to be large in size with beige coloring. The vehicle made no attempt to stop after LeVassuer was hit.

"There's absolutely no excuse for somebody to be so heartless," said Lori LeVasseur in an interview with The Pioneer Press. "We really hope and pray they will do the right thing and come forward. Joan deserves that — she's a wonderful, wonderful woman."

According to The Star Tribune, LeVasseur suffered severe head trauma, brain injuries and fractures in both her legs and pelvis.

Police are asking that anyone with additional information regarding the incident to please contact local authorities.