MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The bicyclist who was killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Hennepin County over the weekend has been identified as a 28-year-old Minneapolis woman.
The medical examiner's office says the woman was Elyse Stern. She was riding her bike Saturday about 2:15 a.m. when she was struck by a car. She died of multiple blunt-force injuries.
Police Sergeant William Palmer says Stern wasn't wearing a helmet or reflective gear and her bike didn't have lights.
Minneapolis police say the driver fled after the collision but officers found him within minutes after witnesses provided a description of the vehicle.
Police arrested a 27-year-old man whom they say showed signs of intoxication. He was taken into custody on tentative charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal vehicular operation.
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