GAYLORD — A driver is facing felony charges after she allegedly stuck and killed an elderly pedestrian and did not stop Wednesday evening in Gaylord.
John Siewert, 85, of Gaylord, was hit in the intersection of Main Avenue and Fourth Street in Gaylord around 6:50 p.m, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office. A passerby called 911 after finding Siewert severely injured and unconscious.
CPR was unsuccessful and Siewert was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alicia Nicole Streich, 24, of Gaylord, allegedly fled the scene but returned an hour later. Streich returned after her mother called 911 and identified her daughter as the driver.
The mother said Streich called her and told her she had hit someone and was scared. The mother encouraged her daughter to turn herself in, according to a court complaint.
Streich reportedly told a sheriff investigator Siewert stepped out in front of her and she could not stop in time to avoid hitting him.
The driver allegedly said she did not stay at the scene because her daughter was in the car with her and she wanted to drop the girl off with her boyfriend.
Streich was arrested and was charged Thursday in Sibley County District Court with felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
Streich has two prior citations for speeding.