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Police: St. Paul Hit-and-Run Victim Dies 12 Days after Incident

December 07, 2017 02:02 PM

A St. Paul restaurant worker seriously hurt in a hit-and-run Nov. 26 died Thursday, according to St. Paul police.

According to authorities, Jose Hernandez Solano was leaving the St. Paul Brasa Rotisserie location after his shift that night.

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He was on his bike, wearing a helmet and a lit headlamp, when he was struck in the intersection of Grand Avenue and 7th Street West by the driver of an SUV who ran a red light and hit him without stopping.

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Authorities are still seeking information about the vehicle "believed to be a tan or beige SUV with front-end damage" and friends have asked anyone who has any information to come forward.

Brasa shared the news in a Facebook post Thursday. It said Solano's body would be transported to his hometown of San Luis De La Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico. Donations would be used to cover the transport cost, the funeral and to support his family, the post says. 

The restaurant said Solano's family made the decision to add him to the organ donor list. 

"The generosity of this act truly reflects the spirit of a wonderful man," the post reads. "A person that always looked out for others and brought positivity, humor and care to all those around him."

RELATED: Friends of St. Paul Hit-and-Run Victim Call on Driver to Come Forward

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call the police department at 651-266-5727.

 


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