Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run crash later dies, Madison police say

Unknown if crash injuries contributed to death
Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run crash later dies, Madison police say
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A woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in January in downtown Madison has died, police said.

Madison police said a 21-year-old Madison woman was struck on Jan. 15 at 2:32 a.m. while walking in the crosswalk on on North Randall Avenue near the intersection with Regent Street.

Police said the traffic signal on North Randall Avenue was flashing red, and the woman was struck by a car that was headed north on North Randall.

The suspected driver, a 23-year-old Waunakee woman, left the scene but was picked up by Middleton police for a separate traffic incident.

The MPD responded to Middleton and cited the driver for hit-and-run as well as running a flashing red light. The victim was taken to a hospital and later released.

Police said Friday afternoon that the pedestrian had recently passed away. The news release didn’t indicate the date the woman died.

Police said it wasn’t known Friday if the injuries she suffered in the crash contributed to her death.

Madison police and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.

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