Woman killed in hit-and-run while walking dog in Blaine identified, suspect in custody

Officials say a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Blaine.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 12:34 p.m. near 109th Avenue Northeast and Flanders Court Northeast.

A preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle headed west on 109th Avenue Northeast hit a woman walking a dog on the side of the road. The vehicle then fled the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

First responders performed life-saving measures on the woman, who was airlifted to a hospital and then pronounced dead.

The woman was identified as 56-year-old Bridget O’Keefe Dunn.

Authorities say the suspect vehicle was later located. Thirty-one-year-old John Robert Jones, from Blaine, was taken into custody and has not yet been charged, according to an update on Tuesday.

An investigation is underway.