A driver hit and killed a 3-year-old girl and critically injured her father while they were in a crosswalk on a busy street along the border of Roseville and St. Paul, authorities said Thursday.
The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on W. Larpenteur Avenue at Galtier Street, Roseville police said.
Officers provided immediate aid to the girl and her 47-year-old father, according to police. Emergency responders took them to a hospital, where the girl died and the man remained in critical condition, police said.
The identities of the two victims, both from St. Paul, have yet to be released.
The driver, a 75-year-old woman from Roseville, was heading west on Larpenteur and struck the man and girl as they were crossing the road from south to north.
Police Chief Erika Scheider said the father and daughter were halfway into the crosswalk when they were hit.
The woman pulled over and immediately cooperated with law enforcement. Responding officers detected no obvious signs of impairment of drugs or alcohol of the driver. Her identity has yet to be disclosed.
"It's just a tragic, horrible crash that took a life too soon," said Scheider, who said the investigation was still sorting out why the driver did not stop in time.
Police are asking that anyone who may have seen the crash or may have other information to call them at 651-767-0640.