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Gaylord woman charged after fatal hit-and-run

GAYLORD — A 24-year-old Gaylord woman who told authorities she left a fatal accident scene Wednesday to drop off her daughter with her boyfriend, faces charges of felony criminal vehicular homicide and felony failure to stop and remain on scene of a collision in Sibley County District Court.

Alicia N. Streich, 815 Main Avenue, Gaylord, was released without bail in court Thursday. Release conditions include a promise to remain law abiding and make all future court appearances and report home and/or work address and phone number changes.

Streich was appointed Minneapolis Public Defender John G. Dillon. An omnibus hearing was set for 1 p.m., Thursday, March 12.

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the intersection of Main Avenue and 4th Street in Gaylord at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday. Medical personnel soon arrived and performed lifesaving treatment on John Siewert, 85 before he was pronounced dead.

According to court documents, the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday from a concerned citizen that there was a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Main Avenue and 4th Street in Gaylord. The caller said the victim, an 85-year-old man, was unconscious and severely injured.

While investigating the matter, law enforcement received a phone call from a concerned citizen who said her daughter, Alicia N. Streich, called her and told her she hit a pedestrian. The mother told Streich to go back to the scene and turn herself in, but she said she was scared.

About an hour into the investigation, Streich arrived on scene and admitted to hitting the pedestrian with her vehicle. Streich said the pedestrian stepped out in front of her vehicle and she was unable to slow down. She admitted to not stopping and reporting the crash after hitting the pedestrian.

Streich said she drove home after hitting the pedestrian, saying she left the accident scene because she wanted to drop off her daughter, who was in the vehicle with her, with her boyfriend. Streich was arrested and transported to the Sibley County Jail.

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