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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Woman Killed in Crash, Driver Critically Injured, Were From St. Paul

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the driver and passenger of the automobile that collided in Linwood Township, killing the passenger and badly wounding the other, were both from St. Paul.

Authorities claim that when they attempted to stop suspected shoplifters driving a Kia Sedan on Monday, the driver struck another vehicle head-on. Jessica Lynn Sellers, 30, and Joseph Mario Cady, 41, who were in the Kia, were evacuated away from the site.

Cady was in serious condition when Sellers passed away on Monday at a hospital.

According to the sheriff’s office, Debra Hirsch, the 59-year-old driver of the vehicle that Cady struck, was brought to the hospital in critical condition. In the automobile, a family dog perished, and another was hurt.

A Cartfull employee reported on Monday morning that a guy and a woman had broken into the North Branch store and fled in a Kia.

When a Wyoming policeman saw the Kia, he observed the driver travel south on Interstate 35 before making a west exit onto East Viking Boulevard. Washington County has received a complaint of the Kia being stolen.

At 11:01 a.m., the officer attempted to pull the Kia over, according to authorities. At 11:02 a.m., the driver struck a Lincoln sedan that was traveling east on East Viking Boulevard close to Typo Creek Drive while continuing to drive west and making an attempt to pass another vehicle while rounding a corner in a no-passing zone.

Hirsch had just returned from the family cabin and was fifteen minutes from his Wyoming house. As of Tuesday, the dog that had survived was in a critical but stable condition.

Hirsch, who has a broken toe and five cracked ribs, remained in the hospital on Tuesday. Her son Nick Hirsh described her as being “beaten up with scratches and bruises from head to toe” on a fundraising page. According to him, she is receiving tests and scans while completing physical therapy.

On GoFundMe, the family is soliciting money for veterinary expenses under the name Deb Hirsch’s Road to Recovery.

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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