ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bicyclist critically injured in a hit-and-run several weeks ago has died of those injuries, likely elevating charges in the case to murder.
The problem is, the driver responsible has not been caught.
Jose Hernandez Solano was biking home November 26 after a night shift at Brasa Rotisserie when he was struck by a sage green Hyundai Santa Fe SUV at the corner of Grand Avenue and West Seventh Street. The driver sped off and Solano was left laying in the street with critical injuries. St. Paul Police posted on their Twitter account Thursday that the popular prep cook and dishwasher passed away from his injuries.
Investigators are working to find the driver who hit him--then fled. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 651-266-5727.— Saint Paul Police Department (@sppdmn) December 7, 2017
Police spokesman Steve Linders says a number of tips on the case have come in via social media and direct phone calls to the lead investigators, but the identity of the driver and the location of the vehicle involved in the hit and run remain a mystery. He says a team is working hard to solve the crime, and do right by the victim and those who love him.
"A man lost his life, his family has been shattered, and there's someone out there who knows they hit him," said Linders.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run driver or vehicle involved in Solano's death is asked to call St. Paul Police at 651-266-5727.