Police arrest driver suspected in fatal hit-and-run

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Authorities have arrested the driver of a pickup they say hit and killed a woman in Albert Lea and then drove off.

The woman, who police identified as 66-year-old Joanne Carol Kleine of Albert Lea, was hit around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near McDonald's at the intersection of Main and Katherine streets, ABC 6 reports.

Police say they found a woman's body in the median when they arrived, KIMT says.

After a plea for the public's help to locate a blue Ford pickup truck that was believed to be involved, police announced Thursday morning they received information about the suspect, which led to the arrest of a 51-year-old Hartland man.

He has been arrested for criminal vehicular homicide, police said.


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