Colleagues tried to save woman hit by minivan in St. Paul

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ST. PAUL — Employees of HealthPartners tried to save a colleague struck by a minivan in a crosswalk near a St. Paul clinic, but the woman died at the scene of the accident.

HealthPartners says the woman worked at Regions Hospital, which is less than a mile from the clinic. A statement from the health care provider says grief counselors will be assisting the woman’s colleagues.

Police say the victim was crossing at a controlled intersection when she was hit by a minivan about 4 p.m. Tuesday after leaving work. Authorities say the minivan driver showed no signs of impairment and was cooperating with investigators.

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports St. Paul has recorded at least 65 crashes between vehicles and pedestrians this year. Three have been fatal.