Updated: 11/28/2012 7:53 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
A 16-year-old girl was hit and killed while crossing the street at Highway 10 and Verndale in Anoka. The incident happened around 7:30 Monday night.
The girl was identified as Hannah Craft of Ramsey, Minn. Investigators say Hannah was crossing in an area without a crosswalk.
A car hit Hannah, and that car was then bumped into by two more cars. The driver was identified as 39-year-old Shawn Cole of Mound, who had minor injuries.
Police say Hannah was jogging across Highway 10 when she was hit in the left westbound lane. She died at the scene.
Family members say Hannah, who worked at the nearby McDonald's, showed up to work that night but was told she wasn't needed. She was jogging back home when she was hit by the vehicle.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family," said Kris Genck, the owner of the McDonald's where Hannah worked. "We are fully cooperating with the Anoka County Police Department in their investigation into this tragic accident."
Police re-routed traffic onto a frontage road while investigators reconstructed the accident.
A fund has been set up in memory of Hannah Craft at all TCF bank branches throughout the state.