Woman dies in motorcycle crash in St. Paul, driver flees

by Maruf Adedeji
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A motorcycle crash has killed a woman in St. Paul on Thursday night August 6, 2020.

St. Paul police department said that around 10:05, the officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and car at the intersection of White Bear and Ivy.

The officers met a woman passenger of the motorcycle, who was thrown on the ground some distance away while suffering from severe head injuries.

Until arrival of St. Paul fire medics, the officers took over the CPR from a bystander, who had been performing it on her.

Reports say the woman was later pronounced dead at Regions Hospital where she was taken to.

The driver, a man, driving the motorcycle fled the crash scene on foot and has not been sighted as of early Friday morning, according to local authorities.

Some information shows that the motorcycle, which had been reported stolen from St. Paul, crashed into the side of the car, trying to turn at the intersection.

Witnesses confirm that both the driver and the passenger of the motorcycle did not wear helmet at the time of the crash.

The victim, 38-year-old Amy Metzen of St. Paul, was a passenger on the motorcycle.

The driver of the vehicle involved told police he was in the southbound lane of White Bear Avenue, waiting to turn left onto Ivy Avenue and as he was turning, the motorcycle hit the front passenger side of the vehicle.

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