Elderly woman struck, killed by hit-run driver

Witnesses helped find driver

Witnesses helped deputies find the driver accused of striking and killing an elderly woman near Hudson, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

Eighty-four-year-old Lucille Hansen, of Roberts, was hit on County Road TT Wednesday afternoon and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say witnesses gave deputies a description of the fleeing car and the direction it was headed.

A 36-year-old man driving a 1997 Ford Taurus was arrested a short time later. The St. Paul Pioneer Press said the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted at the scene.