Bicyclist dies after hit-and-run crash in Oak Park Heights


A 35-year-old St. Paul woman has died following a hit-and-run crash Saturday night that also seriously injured her husband, reports said Wednesday.

Mai Yang and her husband, E. Xiong, 37, were hit just before midnight Saturday while bicycling on a frontage road near the Wendy's on 60th Street North on the border of Stillwater and Oak Park Heights.

Xiong remains in fair condition at Regions Hospital, according to the Pioneer Press.

Mai Yang's brother, Bee Yang, told FOX 9 Tuesday his sister was "pretty much pronounced dead" and on Wednesday, hospital officials announced she had died, the Pioneer Press and KSTP report.

Police are searching for clues in the case, and family members are hoping surveillance video will yield some leads, FOX 9 says. The victims' families hope the hit-and-run driver accepts responsibility.

Mai Yang is survived by a 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter, and a YouCaring page has been set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

The deadly incident comes just over a month after a South Dakota man was charged with hitting and killing a southwestern Minnesota mom while she was bicycling with her two daughters.

Andrea L. Boeve, 33, of Steen, was pulling her two daughters in a bike trailer when she was hit by a Chevy pickup truck traveling in the same direction, according to the State Patrol.

According to the Argus Leader, authorities say Christopher Weber, 25, was distracted by his cell phone and drifted across the white line along the side of the highway before hitting Boeve’s bicycle.

In the most recent set of statistics available from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the DPS says injuries involving bicycles dropped 6.6 percent from 2011 to 2012, from 937 injuries to 875. However, bicycle fatalities rose to seven in 2012 from five in 2011, or a 40 percent increase.

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