48 year-old St. Paul Woman Dies in Car Crash
A 48 year-old woman died Saturday after her car was hit by a stolen vehicle fleeing police.
The woman was identified by police Sunday as Shoua Vang, 48, of St. Paul. A male companion that was in the car with Vang was listed in serious condition as of Saturday night, according to a report from the Star Tribune.
Vang’s car was hit by the fleeing suspect, driving a Chrysler 300M, at the Larpenteur Avenue exit off of Interstate 35E. Vang was taken to Regions Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Roseville police identified the suspect as Tito Fonzio Campbell, 33, of Roseville, according to a report from the Pioneer Press.
Campbell received only minor injuries, while an 8 year-old boy that was in the car with him was being treated with non-life threatening injuries Saturday at Regions Hospital. Police say it is unclear if the suspect has any relation to the boy.
The incident began Saturday night when Roseville police responded to a stolen vehicle report on the 600 block of West Highway 36. The suspect was assaulting the female car theft victim, according to a news release from the police.
The suspect fled eastbound on Highway 36 before police say they called of the chase.
The crash happened at Interstate 35E and Larpenteur Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday.
According to the news release, police were flagged down by witnesses of the crash at the intersection of Interstate 35E and Maryland Avenue.
Campbell is being held on suspicion of vehicular homicide.