State Patrol searching for SUV driver who fatally struck girl, 8, in Brooklyn Center and fled

31December 2021

An SUV driver struck and killed an 8-year-old girl after dark in Brooklyn Center and fled the scene, the State Patrol said Friday.

The crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday along southbound Hwy. 252 near 66th Street, the State Patrol said.

The patrol said it is looking for the driver and the vehicle, believed to be a white Nissan Rogue, model year 2017 to 2019.

The patrol has yet to answer questions about whether the girl was with anyone or where she was standing when the SUV hit her. The patrol said it intends to release her identity early Friday afternoon.

Brooklyn Center police “assisted with lifesaving efforts, but they were unsuccessful,” said Cmdr. Garett Flesland.

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