2 arrested in hit-and-run death of 10-year-old in Aitkin Co.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin Donovan in Aitkin County on June 10.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin Donovan in Aitkin County on June 10.

- Two people from Hastings, Minn. were arrested Monday in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin Donovan in Aitkin County on June 10.

Donovan was walking along Highway 18 near Lake Mille Lacs just before 8 p.m. when she was hit. Steven Lee Meier, 44, and Deborah Lynn Chandler, 45, after the Minnesota State Patrol received a tip that the pair may have been involved in the crash, but no charges have been filed.

The Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to ask anyone who was in the area that night and saw something to call 218-316-3025.

2nd June 10 fatal hit-and-run

The Minnesota State Patrol is also asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle involved in a second, separate hit-and-run that killed 85-year-old Margaret Johnson in Aitkin County on June 10.

Johnson was found on the shoulder of Highway 47 near her mailbox, approximately 3.5 miles east of Aitkin, Minn. The State Patrol and Aitkin County Sheriff are asking anyone who saw Johnson near her mailbox that day between noon and 1 p.m. to call 218-316-3026 or 218-927-7435 with any information.


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