A fund has been set up to help an eleven-year-old West St. Paul girl who was struck by a van and dragged nearly 500 yards.
The accident left Gladys Reyes badly injured and forced doctors to amputate her right arm. She remains in critical condition at Regions Hospital.
The alleged hit-and-run driver, 33-year--old Mauricio Sanchez, of St. Paul, has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm. Bail is set at 100-thousand dollars, and he could face five years in prison.
Reyes is a sixth-grader at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul. Principal Chris Hiti says her family has no insurance.
The school has set up a bank account for donations.
Contributions can be made at any
US Bank to the Gladys Reyes Benefit Account.