MILTON, N.Y. - Friends and family will gather today to say goodbye to a Milton teen whose life was cut short by an alleged drunk driver on Saturday night.
Calling hours and a memorial service will be held Wednesday evening for 14-year-old Kari Liedel. The teen was walking on West Milton Road on Saturday when police say she was hit and killed by 21-year-old Gavin Staulters around 8:30 p.m.
Family members said Kari was an aspiring singer and a rising sophomore at Ballston Spa High School. The family said Kari had gone swimming with two friends and was walking to her uncle's house when she was hit.
Staulters is charged with driving while intoxicated, with additional charges pending.
Calling hours for Kari will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Armer Funeral Home in Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow.