Vehicle, Possible Driver Located in Fatal Brooklyn Center Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Girl
The SUV and possible driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 8-year-old girl in Brooklyn Center have been located, the Minnesota State Patrol announced Monday.
The crash took place Thursday, Dec. 30, at about 10:30 p.m. on southbound Highway 252 at 66th Avenue.
The State Patrol identified the girl as Iliana Tasso. The girl, who lived near the crash scene, was out by herself when she was hit.
The girl’s mother, Aisha Apoudjak, told media outlets last week that her daughter “just vanished” from the family’s apartment. Apoudjak told the Star Tribune that her daughter was “mildly autistic” and “always likes to go out.” The family lived about a block from where the incident occurred.
Following the crash, the State Patrol was looking for an SUV, believed to be a 2017-2018 white Nissan Rogue, with likely damage to its right front side.
Police attempted lifesaving efforts at the scene but were unsuccessful.
According to the State Patrol on Monday, the possible driver “is cooperating with investigators.” Authorities say the investigation is “active and ongoing.”
Update: The State Patrol has located the vehicle and possible driver in the fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Dec. 30 in Brooklyn Center. The individual is cooperating with investigators. This is an active and ongoing investigation.
— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) January 3, 2022