Teen driver blamed in deadly St. Paul hit-and-run

Police tracked down the 17-year-old thanks to tips from the public.
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St. Paul police say they've identified the driver who hit 22-year-old Taressa Wilson-Snyder and left her to die on Saturday. 

The suspect is a 17-year-old male from St. Paul who was driving a Red Honda Odyssey at the time of the crash, which happened at Maryland Avenue and Desoto Street around 2:30 a.m. that morning. 

Wilson-Snyder was found on her back and unconscious in the middle of the road, and later died of her injuries at Regions Hospital. She leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter. 

Authorities made an appeal to the public for information on the vehicle and driver involved, and it seems to have paid off — in a subsequent social media post, St. Paul police thanked tipsters and said "the info received was pivotal in helping move this investigation forward."

They added that the case is expected to be turned over to prosecutors in "the next day or so" for possible criminal charges. 

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