50-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run in western Wisconsin

A Wisconsin man is facing charges after a fatal hit-and-run in Amery, Wisconsin over the weekend. 

On Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:35 p.m., an oncoming vehicle struck a woman crossing Keller Avenue near Central Street. Witnesses told police the driver briefly stopped, then continued driving away from the scene. 

The pedestrian, identified as 50-year-old Lisa Allen, was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul in critical condition. She died from her injuries on Monday. 

Witnesses provided a vehicle description and Wisconsin license plate number. The driver and suspect vehicle were located approximately 30 miles away in Woodville. 

Authorities arrested the driver, identified as Michael George, 59, of Altoona was arrested for his second offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and hit and run. Those charges are likely to be upgraded to hit-and-run causing death. 

The incident remains under investigation.