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Associated Press, Published February 28 2012

Woman charged in fatal pedestrian crash

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A woman accused of driving drunk and fatally striking a pedestrian in Maple Grove is facing criminal charges.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged 61-year-old Linda Hamm with criminal vehicular homicide. The Maple Grove woman turned herself in at the Hennepin County Jail Tuesday morning and posted a $150,000 bond.

A criminal complaint says a police officer on Jan. 31 witnessed a motorist driving erratically and then hitting a woman standing on a curb. Fifty-four-year-old Ann Blake of Andover died from her injuries. The car struck another vehicle after hitting Blake.

Hamm was expected to make a court appearance later Tuesday.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.