Traffic fatality occurs in front of school

On Nov. 5 Caledonia Police responded to a car versus pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a 76-year-old female. The victim was struck by a 20-year-old female at approximately 8:40 p.m. on West Main Street in front of Caledonia Area Elementary School.

Caledonia Police, Caledonia Ambulance crews and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the incident, which remains under investigation by the State Patrol.

“Any time there is an accident with major injuries or a fatality we call in the State Patrol reconstruction team,” Caledonia Police Chief Kurt Zehnder said.

The incident occurred approximately 40 minutes after the polls had closed at the elementary school for a special one day bond vote the district had on election day.

–Emily Bialkowski