Vehicle recovered in weekend St. Paul hit-and-run

2:09 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul Police have recovered a vehicle involved in a weekend hit-and-run that left two students from the University of St. Thomas critically injured.

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos confirmed Monday morning that a 2013 Mazda 3 was recovered and is being processed for evidence. The vehicle was discovered after someone called about an abandoned car on the 1700 block of east Carol.

Paulos says "damage (to the vehicle) consistent with evidence left at the scene of hit and run."

Police will not release who the vehicle is registered to, or comment on whether anyone is in custody in the case.

The students were part of a group that had just climbed out of a taxi just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday when they were struck by a passing motorist who did not stop.

They are identified as St. Thomas students Rebekka Peterson, age 22, and Nicholas Bergelend, also 22.

St. Thomas media relations director Jim Winterer tells that the university has scheduled a prayer service for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Florence Chapel.


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