St. Paul woman charged in hit-and-run deathby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minneapolis police say they've arrested a St. Paul woman in connection with the hit-and-run death of an Augsburg College student over the weekend.
Teisha Randle, 27, faces two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for allegedly hitting Austin Conley, 20, in Minneapolis' warehouse district early Saturday morning.
The charges allege Randle hit Conley in the crosswalk on 3rd Street at First Avenue. Witnesses told police the driver of the car that hit him swerved into the middle of the street and cut off another car at a high rate of speed before hitting Conley. They said the car struck Conley a second time when he fell to the ground. Witnesses told police the car never slowed down and fled to a nearby freeway ramp.
Conley died of his injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Randle told police she had been at a birthday party at a downtown bar, and thought someone had thrown something at her car as she drove through the area. Police also said they found her car hidden in a garage in St. Paul.
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