1 Victim of St. Paul Hit-and-Run Improving, 1 Still Critical

Updated: 12/02/2013 6:29 AM
Created: 11/29/2013 1:41 PM
By: Scott Theisen

Police have made an arrest in connection to a hit-and-run that critically injured two University of St. Thomas students earlier this week.

Early Friday afternoon, St. Paul police announced the arrest of 40-year-old Latocha Thomas of St. Paul.

Rebekka Peterson, of Farmington, and Nicholas Bergeland, both 22, were taken to a hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1900 block of Grand Avenue.

According to university officials, Bergeland and Peterson were getting out of a cab with three other people when they were struck by another car.

Police had been searching for the driver after recovering the vehicle believed to be involved. It was found Sunday afternoon on the 1700 block of Carroll Avenue in St. Paul. It has front-end damage that's consistent with the evidence recovered at the scene, according to police.

Rebekka remained in critical condition Monday. Bergeland's family says he's in stable condition and that doctors tell them he'll have to go through at least six months of rehab.

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