Charges Filed in Hit-and-Run Death of Mpls Bicyclist

Updated: 04/02/2013 2:03 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Charges have been filed in the hit-and-run death of a 28-year-old bicyclist.

Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernandez-Campoceco of Minneapolis was charged Tuesday with one count of hit-and-run, a felony, and one count of fourth-degree driving while impaired, a misdemeanor, in the death of Elyse Mary Stern.

The incident happened over the weekend near the intersection of Lake Street East and Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, March 30.

According to the criminal complaint Stern was riding her bike eastbound on Lake Street when she was hit by a green Monte Carlo headed westbound. Police say Stern died almost instantly.

Minutes later and just blocks away, police found Hernandez-Campoceco with two other men in a very heavily damaged car. He admitted to hitting someone on a bike.

Police say Hernandez-Campoceco showed signs of alcohol intoxication. Police arrested him and booked him into the Hennepin County jail for DWI.

See our previous story in the video box above of friends and family as they remember Stern.