ST. PAUL, Minn. – The family of a woman killed by a hit and run driver is asking for the public's help in catching the driver.
Mai Yang, 35, died Wednesday after her family took her off of life support at Regions Hospital. Her husband, E. Xiong, 37, is expected to leave the hospital Friday, according to his brother.
"Words can't describe what he's going through, and what the family is going through," said Xue Xiong.
The two were riding their bikes Saturday night on the frontage road off Highway 36 in Oak Park Heights when a vehicle hit them just before midnight and took off, according to investigators.
"Another couple hours they would have made it to my house, and everything would be okay. Another couple hours," he said.
Xiong said the couple had been married for more than 20 years and were high school sweethearts living with him in St. Paul. They have two children who are 12 and 16 years old.
Their children live in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with their grandmother. Xiong said the couple moved to the Twin Cities to find jobs and planned to bring the children to Minnesota when that happened. "
Two people minding their own business gets mowed down as if they were animals or something, left for dead," he said.
Xiong said his brother is expected to leave the hospital Friday.
"At this point we have nothing to go on and so we're re-stating our plea for help from the public," said Lt. Eric Roeske.
Investigators say there was no remnants of the vehicle left at the scene and they have no vehicle description. Xiong doesn't remember much about the accident, said Roeske.
Xiong's family is asking the driver to come forward.
"Eventually you're going to get caught. I say it's better if you turn yourself in," he said.
The family has set up a fund to help pay for medical and funeral costs.