Blue Mounds hit-and-run now being considered homicide

What was originally thought to be a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday has turned into a homicide investigation, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon.

Preliminary autopsy results by the Dane County Medical Examiner show the victim's death was not the result of a motor-vehicle crash.

Investigators continue to seek the public’s assistance with gathering any information related to this crime.

Anyone in the area of County Highway JG near Bergum Road in the town of Blue Mounds between the hours of 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm on Wednesday, January 15, is asked to call the Dane County Communications Center non-emergency line at 608-255-2345 or the Dane County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 608-284-6900. All callers can remain anonymous.

Detectives will spend the day speaking with residents in the area, and are seeking any video that might have been captured from businesses or home surveillance cameras.

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(WKOW) -- A man running on County Highway JG was killed by a hit-and-run driver this afternoon.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says it happened sometime between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. just south of Bergum Road in the Town of Blue Mounds.

The victim is a 26-year-old man from Mt. Horeb.

Investigators believe he was running near the shoulder of the road facing oncoming traffic when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. He was wearing running attire.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone who was in the area to contact the Dane County Communication Center non-emergency line at (608) 255-2345 or the Dane County Sheriff’s Tips Line at 608-284-6900.

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