Hit-and-run accident kills University student

Investigators are still looking for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a University student Saturday.
Barbara Ann Muehler, 42, was driving home from work on her motorcycle when she was hit by a car at the intersection of 2nd and 17th avenues in northeast Minneapolis.
Muehler was hit at about 2 a.m. when another motorist ran a stop sign. The other driver then fled the scene on foot, said Penny Parish, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis Police Department. Muehler died at the site of the crash.
Muehler would have graduated spring quarter with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and was an avid motorcyclist involved in Motorcycles for Labor, Education and Safety.
Her mother, Kathleen Muehler, said she was ambitious, caring, loved being outside and had great strength. Muehler wanted to be a forest ranger in Alaska.
Besides her mother, Barbara Muehler is survived by her son, Tran, sisters Brenda Heikes and Linda Mueller, and brother Larry Muehler.
Minneapolis police are investigating the accident and are still looking for the motorist who hit Muehler. Anyone with information should call officer Brad Simonson or Sgt. Wes Ostlund at (612) 673-3441 or (612) 673-3442.
— Kelly Hildebrandt