Days later, victim in Cottage Grove Road hit-and-run has died, police say

Driver contacted police, has been cooperative, department says
Sharnae Thomas Aug2019 Booking Photo 1280
Photo of Thomas dated August 2019

MADISON, Wis. — The woman struck in a hit-and-run incident on Madison’s east side last week died over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

The Madison Police Department said the 29-year-old Windsor woman who was struck at about 1 a.m. on June 22 on Cottage Grove Road passed away at a hospital over the weekend.

The woman was walking with her boyfriend when she began to cross Cottage Grove Road near Walgreens in the 4500 block, police said. As she did, her boyfriend saw a black Dodge Charger strike her. He told police the car stopped briefly, and then took off.

The driver of the car has since been identified, police said.

Madison police said a traffic specialist officer referred a tentative charge of hit-and-run causing death against 21-year-old Sharnae M. Thomas, of Sun Prairie.

Thomas contacted police and has been cooperative, a police official said.