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St Paull (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol has released new information connected to last week’s fatal hit and run in the Twin Cities that killed a young girl.

The agency Monday announced it “has located the vehicle and possible driver in the fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Dec. 30 in Brooklyn Center. The individual is cooperating with investigators. This is an active and ongoing investigation.”

In its updated accident report on the incident, the State Patrol identified the driver as 77-year-old Harold Hedlund of Ramsey. The report says alcohol was not involved.

Minnesota State Patrol
Minnesota State Patrol

The Star Tribune is reporting the mother of 8-year-old Iliana Tasso says she fell asleep just before her daughter left their apartment. The story quoted the mother as saying her daughter “always likes to go out" and that the girl was “mildly autistic.”

She was hit by a vehicle around 10:30 pm last Thursday near her home in Brooklyn Center.


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