A 28-year-old New Richmond, Wis. man died after being struck by an alleged drunk driver around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Jeffrey S. Boardman was struck from behind by a Jeep Liberty driven by 22-year-old Alyssa Kochsiek, a former server at the Wild Onion in St. Paul. He was walking with a friend along County Road C near New Richmond, about 20 miles northeast of Hudson. He was thrown into a ditch upon impact and pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.
Kochsiek was arrested on a drunk driving homicide charge and was booked at the St. Croix County Jail. Charges have yet to be filed. Wild Onion's general manager confirmed she left the job about three months ago and believed she had moved to Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Patrol officials said she is from Hammond.
The man with Boardman, 26-year-old Matthew L. Myer, was uninjured, and the two passengers in Kochsiek's vehicle, Scott T. Matti, 32, of Somerset, and Jordan M. Tulgren 18, of New Richmond, were also uninjured.
Boardman and Myer were wearing dark colored clothing with no reflective markings, police said.