Two arrests made in connection to fatal November hit-and-run

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UPDATE: Dustin Joel Hegner-Royce and Rose Hegner have both been released from jail as police continue to investigate. 

Two arrests have been made in connection with hit-and-run crash that lead to the death of Jose Hernandez Solano. 

Abbey Rose Hegner, 47, of South St. Paul was arrested on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul. She was arrested on suspicion of aiding an offender. She is also the owner of the SUV that police believe was involved in the hit-and-run.  

Dustin Joel Hegner-Royce, 28, of St. Paul was arrested on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. in St. Paul. He is being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, Ramsey County authorities said.

The arrests came the same day that dozens of cyclists gathered for a memorial bike ride for Solano. The cyclists headed down Grand Avenue from Brasa to the scene of the collision and dedicated a ghost bike in his honor. 

"You always hate it when it happens," said Brian Majors, who attended the ride. "We need to have equal standing for bicyclists on the roads too." 

Solano's friend, David Hernandez, said his biking partner always kept safety in mind, even on the night of the incident. 

St. Paul Police announced the arrests on Twitter. 


Solano was struck by an SUV while biking home from his job at Brasa Rotisseries in St. Paul on Nov. 26. He passed away on Dec. 7.