Bishop charged in crash
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Lutheran bishop is charged with striking and killing a runner in Sun Prairie last weekend. Bishop Bruce Burnside was charged Wednesday with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The Wisconsin State Journal reports charges include homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Other charges include hit-and-run and homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Burnside is bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 59-year-old oversees 145 congregations in a 13-county area. Burnside is accused of striking and killing 52-year-old Maureen Mengelt, a married mother of three and an avid runner. Mengelt was a former City of Madison police officer. Church officials have said Burnside as on his way to a Sunday ceremony at a Sun Prairie church when the crash happened.
(Information in the following story is from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj)
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