ST. PAUL, Minn. - Friends are remembering a mother and coworker killed after being hit by a vehicle in St. Paul.
Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the intersection of Arkwright Street North and Cayuga Street.
Investigators say the woman, identified as 55-year-old Channy Kek of Eagan, was leaving work and was in the crosswalk when a van turning left onto Cayuga Street struck her. Coworkers attempted to revive Kek but were unsuccessful.
Health Partners released a statement Tuesday night confirming Channy Kek was an employee of Regions Hospital and worked at the HealthPartners Specialty Center in St. Paul.
"This is a difficult time for all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleague's family and loved ones," the statement read.
Police say the driver, a 41-year-old St. Paul Man, is cooperating with investigators and there is no evidence of impairment at this time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Steve Linders, with St. Paul Police, says there have been at least 65 pedestrian versus vehicle crashes in St. Paul so far this year. Three of them have been fatal.
St. Paul Police are in the midst of a "Stop for Me" public awareness campaign to remind drivers that they must stop for pedestrians who indicate they intend to cross at any corner.