Authorities on Thursday located the unlicensed driver who allegedly ran over and killed a woman in Albert Lea, Minn., and fled the scene.
Joanne Carol Klein, 66, of Albert Lea, was hit by a pickup truck about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a McDonald’s near the intersection of E. Main and Katherine streets, police said.
Klein ended up in the median of Main Street and was dead by the time emergency responders arrived. Police later Wednesday released to the news media and on Facebook a photograph of the truck and asked for help in locating the vehicle and the driver.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were told that a pickup matching the description of the one being sought was at the Motor Inn auto dealership in Albert Lea, a little more than a mile east of where the incident occurred.
The suspect, 51, of nearby Hartland, Minn., was located by officers at the dealership, brought in for questioning and then arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
Police said the man has a Utah driver’s license but it’s expired.