17-year-old suspect identified in St. Paul hit-and-run that killed young mother

St. Paul police have identified a 17-year-old male suspect in a hit-and-run crash, which killed a young mother.

Police say around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, 22-year-old Taressa Wilson-Snyder was found unconscious in the eastbound lanes of Maryland Avenue between Desoto and Clark streets. Investigators say she was seriously hurt after being struck by a car. Paramedics rushed her to Regions Hospital. She later passed away from her injuries on Monday.

Police asked the public for help, stating they believed a red Honda may have been involved in the crash. Tips helped led investigators to the suspect, who they interviewed. Police say they have recovered a red Honda Odyssey, which they believe the teen was driving at the time of the crash.

Sarah Wilson, Taressa's mother, was glad to learn police had tracked down the suspect, but she says it will never replace what she has lost.

“There will never be closure because my child’s not here,” said Wilson. “She’s not here and I’ll never get her back.”

The suspect was later released to his parents.

Charges are pending from the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.