Police seek suspects in weekend hit-and-run

Authorities are seeking suspects in a hit-and-run accident that injured two bicyclists near Wendy’s in Oak Park Heights just before midnight Aug. 2.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two bicycles were traveling west on the 14000 block of the frontage road north of Highway 36 in Oak Park Heights, when they were struck by a motor vehicle, which then left the scene.

The victims were identified as 37-year-old E Xiong of St. Paul and 35-year-old Mai Yang of Minneapolis. They were taken to Regions Hospital.

The morning of Aug. 5, Xiong was listed in fair condition, and Yang was listed in critical condition.

According to Oak Park Heights Police Chief Brian DeRosier, the department has been working with a state patrol investigator to canvass local body shops, but had no leads on the vehicle the morning of Aug. 5.

He said authorities are asking anyone with information to call the state patrol or Oak Park Heights police.

The Oak Park Heights police can be reached at 651-439-4723. The public can also leave anonymous tips through the city’s website at bit.ly/1qVpoXQ.

Contact Jonathan Young at [email protected]