ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police say a teen driver admitted to smoking marijuana before she struck and killed a pedestrian in St. Paul.

Thirty-seven-year-old Kevelyn Nicole Hopkins died Saturday at Regions Hospital, a day after she was struck by an SUV while walking in her neighborhood.

A court affidavit says an 18-year-old St. Paul woman told investigators she smoked marijuana nine hours before the accident. The results of a blood test are pending.

The driver was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of criminal vehicle operation and released Sunday night.

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