Victim of Brooklyn Center hit-and-run dies
A woman who was hit and critically injured by an unlicensed driver in Brooklyn Center has died a week after the incident.
The victim died at a hospital Wednesday, Brooklyn Center police confirmed.
The driver of the vehicle that hit her, 59-year-old Tammy Renae Olson, is charged with criminal vehicular operation. She’s now likely to face a higher penalty.
“Our Detective will be working with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office to amend the criminal complaint to vehicular homicide,” Brooklyn Center Police Commander Garett Flesland told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS on Thursday.
The crash happened just before 3:10 p.m. on June 1 near Xerxes Avenue and Bass Lake Road. Due to the crash, the victim suffered many serious injuries, including broken bones from her legs to neck and serious internal bleeding, according to a criminal complaint.
A witness told police that Olson was yelling at him in the drive-thru of the nearby Taco Bell before she sped off and hit the victim. Police found Olson at her home later that night and she admitted to drinking before the crash, the complaint states.
Olson has multiple prior impaired driving convictions and her license had been canceled for public safety reasons.
Her next court hearing is currently set for June 29.