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Woman Killed in St. Paul Motor Scooter Crash was Local Singer

Updated: 07/25/2014 7:31 AM
Created: 07/24/2014 11:14 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Matthews

St. Paul police have identified the woman killed while riding a motor scooter Thursday morning as 39-year-old Kimberly Stevenson.

Stevenson was killed after colliding with a car in St. Paul.

St. Paul police say Stevenson was driving southbound on Lexington Parkway North, and the car was driving northbound. The crash happened just north of Estabrook Drive, police say.

Stevenson died at the scene.

Friends say she was one of the most giving, caring, kind and loving people you could ever meet.

"Kim was one of the happiest people I've ever met. She was so bright, so bubbly. She had a zest for life," said Erica Mauter, a friend of Stevenson.

Stevenson sang in the Twin Cities Women's Choir for a number of years, and recently, she sang with the Prairie Fire Lady Choir.

Police don't know how fast the scooter or the car were traveling, but the advisory speed limit on the road is 25 mph. Police say motor scooter drivers are less protected on the road.

"This woman was wearing her helmet, but when you don't have protection around you like a truck, car, SUV, minivan...it doesn't take a lot of force to collide with anything," explained St. Paul Police Spokesman Howie Padilla.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police say the driver of the car had no immediate signs of drug or alcohol impairment, and no arrests were made.

Kimberly Stevenson

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