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Pedestrian killed in Madison hit-run identified

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Dane County coroner's office has released the name of a Madison woman struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

She is identified as 43-year-old Becky Field.

Police say Field was struck Monday afternoon and died at a hospital that evening.

The Wisconsin State Journal says a 51-year-old Madison woman was booked into the Dane County Jail on Tuesday night on a tentative charge of homicide by drunken driving.

After the pedestrian was struck, police say the driver sped off in her pickup truck and was followed by another driver, who told police what happened. The driver hit a guardrail and a parked car before crashing into a tree. She had to be extricated from the pickup.

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The Wisconsin State Journal report can be found at: http://bit.ly/fMGmZt

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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