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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Maplewood County

A motorist is being sought by the Minnesota State Patrol after a lady was murdered while strolling down the side of Highway 120 in Maplewood on Sunday night.

The victim, 65-year-old Eri Nakamura of Oakdale, died in the emergency department of Regions Hospital after the motorist left her for dead.

Nakamura was walking southbound on the shoulder when she was struck by a Silver SUV soon before 8 p.m., according to authorities.

The drivers allegedly fled the scene after colliding with Nakamura, according to investigators.

According to troopers, the SUV is a 2015-2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with damage to the front end and driver’s side.

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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