Saturday, December 4, 2021

Complaint: Before admission, hit-and-run semi driver insisted he struck a deer instead of a person

A Columbus man was arrested Monday night for a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in DeForest, in which an 18-year-old woman was seriously injured, due to a hit-and-run Friday There was great physical damage.

Schröder, 54, initially insisted to police that he had hit a deer on Highway V in DeForest, along with what he said was a very dark stretch of road with rain, and that drove the car that night. Rahe semitruck was damaged, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.

Schroder’s bail was increased from $2,000 to $5,000 when he appeared in court on Friday. The preliminary hearing was to be held on Thursday. The hit-and-run charge carries a combined prison term of up to 15 years and extended supervision.

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According to the complaint:

Schröder told police that after parking his damaged truck and getting into his car, he noticed that Highway V, also known as North Street within DeForest, was closed, so he had to take a detour to Columbus. fell.


Dane County Sheriff’s Office

Schröder asked Detective Benjamin Larsen, who was interviewing him, whether something had happened to close the road, and Larsen replied that Schröder had hit a man. This came as a surprise to Schröder, who said he had never seen a person at all.

After confronted with evidence of damage in a scene that matched the truck, Schröder insisted that he had not hit anyone, but a deer.


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