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Police: Driver was Drunk During Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Sun Prairie

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- A Lutheran Bishop has been arrested after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Sun Prairie Sunday afternoon.

Officers say 59-year-old Bruce Burnside was arrested near the scene of the crash.

Burnside is a former pastor at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Monona who was elected as a Bishop in 2007.

Police have not yet identified the woman who was killed in the crash.

Officers say Burnside had been drinking and was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 4/8 at 9:12 a.m.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a man was intoxicated when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Sun Prairie.

The 52-year-old victim was hit on the northbound off-ramp of Highway 151 Sunday afternoon. The woman was taken to St. Mary's in Sun Prairie where she later died. She was not been identified.

Sun Prairie Police Lt. Linda Anderson tells the State Journal the suspect was found by police in his vehicle near the crash scene. He was taken to the Dane County Jail.

Church officials say the man is a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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