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Homicide charge for driver in Sun Prairie crash

Intersection closed Sunday afternoon

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - A Madison man faces homicide charges after a fatal crash in Sun Prairie Sunday.

Police said Bruce Burnside, 59, hit a pedestrian on the northbound off ramp of Hwy. 151 near Windsor Street, just before 3 p.m.

The 52-year-old woman died at St. Mary's in Sun Prairie.

Burnside was taken to the Dane County jail and he was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Police had to shut down the busy intersection for hours on Sunday.

In an alert at about 3:30 p.m., police advised residents of the closure due to a crash.

The northbound Highway 151 off- and on-ramps were also closed.

WISC-TV reported the Dane County District Attorney's Office sent an assistant district attorney to the scene. A reconstruction team was also deployed.

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