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Bishop held in fatal pedestrian crash


SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- Friends and family say a former Madison police officer was running near her home in Sun Prairie when she was struck and killed by a Lutheran bishop who police say was driving drunk.
   The Dane County medical examiner's office on Monday identified the victim as 52-year-old Maureen Mengelt.
   The State Journal reports Mengelt was training alone for an upcoming race when she was struck at the bottom of an off-ramp of Highway 151. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
   Friends say Mengelt was an officer with the Madison Police Department in the late 1980s.
   The suspect was arrested and taken to jail. Church officials say the man is a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
   No formal charges had been filed Monday.

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