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Sheriff: Driver thought she struck deer, not bicyclist
Sheriff: Driver thought she struck deer, not bicyclist

Authorities said they've made contact with a driver who sheriff's deputies believe struck a man biking on the highway in Verona earlier this week.

The Dane County Sheriff's office said Thursday 29-year-old Heather L. Jacobson, of Ridgeway, was cited on suspicion of hit-and-run causing injury, no insurance and failure to move over while passing a bicycle in connection with an accident on Highway PD Tuesday morning that injured a 58-year-old man.

According to a report, Jacobson told deputies she was driving on Highway PD the morning of the crash but thought she'd hit a deer.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said deputies got in touch with Jacobson after a citizen had called the department to report a blue sedan with passenger side damage he'd seen parked on Deming Way. Schaffer said the tipster had seen a news report on the hit-and-run with a description of the vehicle sought by officials.

The 58-year-old bicyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle and thrown from his bike at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Read more: http://verona.channel3000.com/news/crime/198322-deputies-seek-driver-verona-hit-and-run

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