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Passenger dies a week after ride-share vehicle struck by suspected drunk driver in St. Paul

According to St. Paul police, a suspected intoxicated driver struck the ride-sharing car a 31-year-old woman was riding in, killing her.

According to early data, a Jeep Cherokee driver on Marshall Avenue struck the passenger side of an Uber driver’s Honda on August 7 at around 12:40 in the am when the Uber driver was traveling south on Lexington Parkway, according to a St. Paul police spokesperson, Sgt. David McCabe.

Ashley Amland, the Uber’s passenger, and the driver were both stuck inside, according to McCabe. After being let free by police, paramedics transported both of them to the hospital.

Amland was in serious condition when police received word that she had passed away. According to McCabe, the driver was seriously injured.

The 44-year-old motorist was able to escape the burning Jeep that was involved in the collision on her own. Due to the odor of alcohol, officers sought a warrant to take her blood for testing; the findings are still pending.

The driver of the Jeep was detained by police on suspicion of operating a vehicle unlawfully. As the inquiry proceeds, she was let out of custody. Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact the police at 651-266-5722.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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