MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We’re learning more about the night police say a man was killed by a hit-and-run driver and the alleged cover-up that ensued.

Police arrested 28-year-old Dustin Hegner-Royce and his mother, Abbey, for their involvement in the crash that killed Jose Hernandez Solano as he biked home from work last month.

abbey hegner and dustin hegner royce Authorities: Mother Sold Suspect Vehicle After Son Fatally Struck Cyclist

(credit: Ramsey County)

Witnesses said the driver ran a red light before leaving Solano dying in the street.

Solano was on life support for a week and a half at Regions Hospital. He died Dec. 7.

According to a search warrant filed this week in Ramsey County court, Hegner-Royce’s mother gave police a conflicting story about why she left work that night.

She also told police that she recently sold her car to an “unknown Mexican or Somali man.”

Hegner-Royce could face charges for the deadly crash. Police say his mother owns the SUV that killed Hernandez Solano.

  1. Russ Brooks says:

    Give them both adjoining cells! 🙂

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