Driver in St. Paul fatal pedestrian crash released from jail as investigation continues

14 July 2023

A 19-year-old was released from jail Friday, pending further investigation, after police say he fatally struck a pedestrian in St. Paul Tuesday night.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office says they are awaiting information from blood testing and crash reconstruction.

“These investigations are very detailed and it takes time to determine speed and toxicology” of the driver, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.

The driver, who lives in St. Paul, was headed east on Concordia Avenue in the Dale Street area about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle collided with Tashawn Burks, who was a pedestrian. Burks, a 31-year-old from St. Paul, died at the scene.

Police arrested the driver because “investigation revealed that driving conduct and speed played a role in this crash,” police said in a Wednesday statement.

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