State Patrol identifies 8-year-old girl struck, killed in hit-and-run crash | KSTP.com

State Patrol identifies 8-year-old girl struck, killed in hit-and-run crash

Krystal Frasier
Updated: December 31, 2021 08:00 PM
Created: December 31, 2021 08:56 AM

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed an 8-year-old girl Thursday night in Brooklyn Center. 

According to the State Patrol, a vehicle believed to be a white Nissan Rogue hit a pedestrian and then left the scene.

Friday afternoon, authorities released the girl's identity as Iliana Tasso.  The State Patrol also confirmed with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS she was alone at the time of the crash.

Authorities say the vehicle was headed south on Highway 252 at 66th Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. when the driver hit Tasso. 

The State Patrol says they need the public's help in solving this case.  Anyone with information is asked to call 763-279-4569.

No other information about the incident has been released. 

Check back for updates as details become available. 


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