MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities west of the metro say a man hit his girlfriend with a car Tuesday evening, fatally injuring the woman.

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Jessica Ludenia was found unresponsive in the road on the 800 block of Deerfield Road in Watertown around 6:40 p.m.

Paramedics transported Ludenia to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, where she later died.

The sheriff’s office said investigation shows Ludenia’s 42-year-old boyfriend struck her with a motor vehicle. Authorities arrested the man and he is being held in the Carver County Jail pending criminal vehicular operation charges.

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