MINNEAPOLIS -- An arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 24-year-old Jessica Hanson.
The suspect was booked into Hennepin County Jail for Criminal Vehicular Operation.
"This is a horrible and senseless crime that we don't want any family to go through," said Deputy Chief Kristine Arneson, of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Hanson was riding her bicycle at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue South on Wednesday when a vehicle sped through a stop sign with its headlights off and hit her.
Officers in the 3rd Precinct were able to locate the vehicle involved in the crash on Friday evening based on witness information.
Additional information gathered led to the suspect being identified. The suspect turned himself into the Minneapolis Police at about 10 a.m. on Monday.
"(The arrest is) the one piece that helps us move onto that next step, helps us start to deal with everything that's in front of us. A big gap was closing this hole." said Chad Kummrow, Jessica's cousin.
Court records show that the man had a long list of prior convictions including illegal weapons possession and driving without insurance. A source told KARE 11 that the man's driver's license had been cancelled.
Jessica's family told KARE 11 that her organs were donated. They learned today that she helped save five lives, something that is also helping family members through this difficult time.
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