Elderly victim identified in fatal motorcycle accident


The family of the 92-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run accident has a message for the public, according to KSTP.

"Watch for motorcycles, that would be my dad's message," says Jim Kromschroeder.

Kromschroeder said his mom and dad traveled the country for decades on motorcyles.

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of hitting Roy Kromschroeder with her car, then leaving the scene of the accident.

That accident was reported at the intersection of Prosperity and Ivy avenues around 8 a.m. on Friday.

KSTP TV reports Autumn Mason of Maplewood was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation. It also has more about the victim here.

The StarTribune reports Kromschroeder was a lifelong Eastsider who'd been on his way to Maplewood Mall when he was struck. Witnesses covered him with a blanket and called 911 as they watched the driver stop briefly, then speed away.

Roy Kromschroeder was a World War II veteran. He will be buried Friday at Fort Snelling Cemetery with full military honors.

More from KSTP:

Next Up

Byron Buxton

Twins talking contract extension with Byron Buxton

The Twins are 88-38 over the past two seasons with Buxton in the lineup.

minneapolis police

Police arrest man in connection to deadly Minneapolis hit-and-run

The victim died the scene in north Minneapolis on Friday.

Jordan Greenway

Wild's fast start vanishes in loss to Coyotes

Arizona scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers lands on Wooden Award list for women's college basketball

The Hopkins grad is the only freshman on the 15-player ballot.

Jamal Mashburn Jr.

Gophers fall under .500 after OT loss to Rutgers

The Gophers are under .500 for the first time this season.

police tape, crime scene

Man arrested for killing of his father in Wabasha County

The 73-year-old man was found dead at a home in rural Zumbro Falls.