MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - An arrest was made Sunday morning in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash that occurred on New Year’s Eve in north Minneapolis, police confirmed. Aisha Freels, 36, died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle that didn’t stop.
According to Minneapolis police, investigators located the suspect vehicle Sunday and a person associated with the car was interviewed and subsequently arrested. Tips from the public helped lead to the arrest, police said.
On Thursday night, Freels was struck by a light blue sedan on the intersection of 39th Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue N. around 9:30 p.m. Police said she was crossing the street to get into a taxi at the time.
Friends and family members held a vigil outside her home on Sunday afternoon.
Freels was a mother of four children.The local hairstylist grew up in a big Minneapolis family, and they said she used to braid Randy Moss' hair during his time with the Vikings.
“She had a heart as big as the moon,” Freels’ mother Angela Jackson said. “She was loved by so many people.”
Whereas an arrest has been made, Minneapolis police say the investigation continues.
Mother of Aisha Freels, who was killed in a hit & run New Year's Eve, embraces an MPD officer at a vigil Sunday. pic.twitter.com/xr70EslU5G— Jack Highberger (@JackHighberger) January 3, 2016