RICHFIELD -- A Minneapolis woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night.

The incident happened at around 10:00 p.m. on the Westbound I-494 ramp to 12th Avenue in Richfield.

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The Minnesota State Patrol says 49-year-old Corey Scepaniak, of Sartell, was exciting onto 12th Avenue from Westbound I-494 when he hit a women who walking east down the off ramp.

Authorities say the woman, 70-year-old Edwina Franchild, was taken to HCMC with life threatening injuries.

Scepaniak was not hurt.


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