Police: Woman found dead in St. Paul street not hit by vehicle as initially reported

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.