MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Mankato say they’ve made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of an 88-year-old Mankato man Wednesday.

According to the Mankato Police Department, 88-year-old William A. Maher, was found dead in the street at about 1:30 a.m. on the 600 block of East Main Street.

(credit: Mankato PD)


Authorities immediately began looking for the suspect’s vehicle, described as a Jeep Cherokee with a light gray or silver plastic grill, with a model year that’s likely between 1999 and 2004.

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On Friday morning, authorities say a person came forward Thursday night regarding the hit-and-run. Abby Marie Zoellmer, 36, of North Mankato, was arrested.

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Charges being requested are criminal vehicular homicide.

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The Mankata Department of Public Safety is processing the vehicle believed to be involved and the investigation is ongoing.