Updated: January 11, 2021 08:25 AM
Created: January 07, 2021 06:53 AM
One person died and another was injured after a vehicle crash early Thursday morning in St. Paul.
According to the St. Paul Police Department, at around 3 a.m., an officer saw a stolen Ford Focus near the intersection of Franklin Street North and Phalen Boulevard.
Police say the officer turned his vehicle to investigate when the suspect vehicle fled. St. Paul police claim the officer did not activate their vehicle's emergency lights or pursue the suspect vehicle.
The officer followed the path of the vehicle and came along a crash involving the Ford Focus and a PT Cruiser on Minnehaha Avenue.
The driver of the PT Cruiser was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was transported to the hospital. Two passengers in the Ford Focus were also taken to the hospital.
Family of the victim identified her as 60-year-old Alison Annen of St. Paul later Thursday.
"She was a very lovable person, crazy outgoing, she loved her kids and her grandkids," said Cheryl Strantz, Alison's sister.
Witnesses told police that two suspects were seen running from the scene after the crash.
"Just do the right thing and come forward and let us know so we can have peace in our family. I just want justice for my family because she didn't deserve this at all," Strantz said.
We're at Minnehaha/Atlantic investigating a crash that happened at about 4 a.m.— Saint Paul Police Department (@sppdmn) January 7, 2021
Preliminary info: Driver of stolen vehicle broadsided another vehicle. One person deceased, another transported. Two ran from scene. Search underway.
More info will be released later this morning. pic.twitter.com/GRVsB1UzYn
A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for the family.
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