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UPDATE: Victim of collision involving Lutheran bishop identified

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Authorities say the victim who was hit by a car and killed as she jogged in Sun Prairie Sunday is 52-year old Maureen Mengelt of Sun Prairie.

Friends say Mengelt was an avid runner and mother of three. They say she was an officer with the Madison Police Department in the late 1980s.

Authorities say Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Rev. Bruce Burnside was arrested near the scene of the collision, and has been tentatively charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, and hit-and-run resulting in death.

Burnside remains jailed, with no court appearance scheduled yet.

Sun Prairie police officials say Burnside was arrested at a gas station close to the collision scene. Officials decline to release any information on Burnside's blood alcohol level at, or around the time of the crash.

An official with Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie tells 27 News Burnside was scheduled to officiate at a church staff installation ceremony. The collision just off the Highway-151 northbound Ramp at Windsor Street a short time before the church event.

Last fall, authorities say a Bayfield police officer cited Burnside for driving without proof of insurance, after Burnside was pulled over for speeding. A spokesperson for the Bayfield Police department tells 27 News Burnside was given a warning for his speed, and there was no indication of any drinking and driving.

The assistant to Burnside, Rev. Blake Rohrer, says the synod's prayers have been extended for Mengelt and her loved ones.

Rohrer says synod staff and the executive committee of the synod council are carrying out ministry work in Burnside's absence. Rohrer did not comment on whether Burnside's arrest affects his position.

In his role as bishop, Burnside oversees more than one hundred congregations in thirteen counties.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Maureen Mengelt, 52, as the woman struck and killed by a car Sunday in Sun Prairie.

The Sun Prairie woman was hit while jogging Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Highway 19 at US Highway 151.

The Medical Examiner's Office says doctors at the Sun Prairie St. Mary's Emergency Room pronounced her dead and that preliminary autopsy results show she died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The Medical Examiner's Office and Sun Prairie Police are still investigating.

The driver of the car was Bruce Burnside, 59, of Madison.

Burnside was found in his car near the crash site and was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Burnside is listed as an employee on a website for South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, an Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- A woman died after she was hit by a drunk driver.

Sun Prairie police say a 52-year-old jogger was struck by a vehicle driven by Bruce Burnside, 59, of Madison. The woman was taken to a Madison hospital where she later died.

It happened at the northbound off ramp of Highway 151 and Windsor Street in Sun Prairie.

Burnside was found in his car near the crash site. He was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He's being held in the Dane County jail.

The accident is still under investigation.

A website for South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, an Evangelical Lutheran Church, lists Bruce Burnside as bishop of the organization since 2007.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Crews are still on scene at a traffic accident in Sun Prairie.

Sun Prairie dispatch tells 27 News a car hit a pedestrian and then the driver attempted to flee the scene. The driver is now in custody.

Sun Prairie police say Windsor Street and Highway 151 will be closed for 3 to 4 hours because of the accident but have not released any other information.

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Crews are still on scene at a traffic accident in Sun Prairie.

Sun Prairie police say Windsor Street and Highway 151 will be closed for 3 to 4 hours because of the accident but have not released any other information about what happened.

Police scanner reports said a car hit a pedestrian and the driver attempted to drive away. UW Medflight was called to the scene.

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story.

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