ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The St. Paul Police Department said a woman who they initially believed died after being hit by a car early Tuesday morning was not struck by a vehicle.
Around 12:30 a.m., officer responded to the intersection of Rice Street and Ivy Avenue, where they found a woman lying in a pool of blood near the southwest corner of the intersection. She was not breathing.
The woman was pronounced dead a short time after she was loaded into the ambulance.
A witness had told police they saw a woman lying in the middle of the intersection. As they pulled over to help her, a vehicle struck her.
According to police, the woman’s autopsy revealed she was not struck by a vehicle. She did, however, have injuries consistent with falling.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is continuing to investigate the woman’s cause of death.