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St. Paul woman victim of stolen car crash

Shoua Vang of St. Paul died Saturday night after her car collided with a stolen vehicle at the Larpeunter Avenue exit off Interstate-35E in St. Paul, reported the Star Tribune.

Vang, 48, was hit by a suspect fleeing Roseville Police in a stolen Chrysler just after 7 p.m. She was taken to Regions Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arriving, reported the Pioneer Press.

Vang's male companion, who was in the car with her, was listed as in the serious condition. The suspect and an 8-year-old boy riding with him had only minor injuries, according to the Star Tribune.

Tito Fonzio Campbell, 33, of Roseville, was arrested at the scene of the accident, according to Roseville police. He is being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.

Roseville Police said they had called off their chase of the suspect and had not been pursuing him before the crash occured, according to the Pioneer Press.

Authorities estimated that Campbell was driving 90 miles per hour on Hwy. 36 when he crashed into Vang.

After spotting the stolen Chrysler 300M, a police officer put on his lights and pursued the vehicle, when it started to drive recklessly. At that point, "the officer immediately discontinued the pursuit due to the suspect's aggressive and dangerous driving," according to Roseville police, reported the Pioneer Press.

Campbell has extensive criminal history, such as convictions for carrying a pistol without a permit, attempted robbery and driving after revocation, according to the Pioneer Press.

Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_12175227
Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/local/43252917.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ