Suspect in fatal pedestrian crash in St. Paul arrested

ST. PAUL (AP) — St. Paul officers have arrested a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene of the crash, according to police.

Officers responded to an intersection Sunday about 9 p.m. where they found a man lying unresponsive with significant head injuries. The victim, 60-year-old Lor Xiong, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Natalie Davis.

She said a number of witnesses provided the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene. Officers later found the vehicle several miles away. It had damage to the front and driver’s side, officials said.

Officers found the suspect, a 23-year-old St. Anthony man, in a nearby house and arrested him on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide about 1 a.m. Monday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.


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