MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Wisconsin say a 59-year-old man is charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash that happened early Friday evening.

According to Polk County officials, the crash happened in Amery on Keller Avenue and State Highway 46, near Central Street.

Officials say 50-year-old Lisa Allen of Amery was crossing Keller Avenue from west to east when she was struck by a vehicle being driven southbound on Keller Avenue. The driver briefly stopped before continuing southbound.

Allen was taken to an area hospital via ambulance, but was immediately transferred via air ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she later died.

Witnesses were able to describe the vehicle and give a license plate number. Using that information, authorities later located the suspect vehicle in Woodville, Wisconsin and arrested Michael George, 59, of Altoona, Wisconsin.

George was initially arrested for OWI second offense and hit-and-run causing injury. He was charged Tuesday afternoon with one count of a hit-and-run resulting in death. He was is currently in the Polk County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.


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