One of two bicyclists in weekend hit-and-run dies

One of the two bicyclists struck in a hit-and-run near Wendy’s in Oak Park Heights over the weekend has died.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two bicycles were traveling west on the 14000 block of the frontage road north of Highway 36 just before midnight Aug. 2, when they were struck by 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. Yang later died. Xiong’s condition was listed as fair the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 7.

According to Oak Park Heights Police Chief Brian DeRosier, the department has been working with a state patrol investigator and is 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