Arrest made in St. Paul hit and run that injured a Farmington woman
St. Paul police have arrested a 40-year-old St. Paul resident in connection to a hit-and-run accident that left a 2010 Farmington High School graduate in critical condition early Sunday morning.
Rebekka Peterson, 22, is in critical condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A college student at the University of St. Thomas, Peterson and a friend, 22-year-old Nicholas Bergeland of Wayzata were struck by a car after exiting a cab at the 1900 block of Grand Avenue in St. Paul on Nov. 24.
St. Paul police located the car, a 2013 gray Mazda3, near the 1700 block of Carroll Avenue in St. Paul later that same day, according to St. Paul police information officer Paul Paulos.
“The car that was found did have front end damage consistent with the evidence investigators found at the scene,” Paulos said.
The driver of the was arrested Friday.
A Caring Bridge page has been set up to keep family and friends updated on Peterson’s condition. A message to visitors simply reads, “We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.”
Messages to the Peterson family may be left at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bekkapeterson.