Abdirahman Ali charged with criminal vehicular homicide for Jessica Hanson hit and run

Categories: Crime
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Ali (left) allegedly ran a stop sign and hit Hanson (right) at the intersection of 28th Street and Pleasant Avenue South.
Abdirahman Abdi Ali was charged today with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed 24-year-old bicyclist Jessica Hanson last week.

THE BACKSTORY: Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, arrested in connection with hit and run death of Jessica Hanson [MUGSHOT]

According to the charging document, a witness was able to observe Ali's license plate as he sped away from the scene of the nighttime accident with his lights off.

Here's the entire charging document, which outlines the evidence authorities have against Ali:



The driver involved in Minneapolis's other car-on-bicycle hit-and-run fatality this year wasn't charged with criminal vehicular homicide. In that case, investigators determined 28-year-old cyclist Elyse Stern tried to cross a street in front of 27-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernandez-Campoceco while he had a green light. Hernandez-Campoceco was allegedly "extremely intoxicated" at the time of the accident.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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