St. Paul woman charged in fatal hit and run
A St. Paul woman was charged with a single count of criminal vehicular homicide for hitting a pedestrian with her car and then leaving the scene, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Aissata Dore, 20, is expected to make her first court appearance Wednesday. She is charged with striking and killing 23-year-old Kevin R. Dodge-Fjelbroten of Minneapolis on May 28.
On that evening, according to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis Police were called to Broadway Avenue West and 26th Avenue North and found Dodge-Fjelbroten lying in the street and just 15 feet away was a silver Ford Taurus with heavy front-end damage. Witnesses told officers they saw two women run from the Taurus after it struck Dodge-Fjelbroten. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m.
The car was registered to Dore and her phone, which was synced to the car at the time, automatically called 911 after the collision. The 911 operator could hear two women speaking outside the car before the line went silent and neither woman attempted to talk to the operator or report the accident, the complaint states.
Investigators watched surveillance footage and determined that Dore was traveling much faster than the cars around her and that was consistent with the damage to the Taurus and to Dodge-Fjelbroten’s body, according to the complaint.
At first, Dore reported to police that her car and phone were stolen the night before. After missing several appointments to speak to investigators about her car, she finally came to the police department and admitted she was driving at the time of the accident and fled the scene, the complaint states.
View the criminal complaint against Dore (PDF).