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Wisconsin Dells teen arrested after fatal hit-and-run


Dellona (WKOW) -- from Sauk Co. Sheriff's Office:  Saturday evening, the Sauk County Communication Center began receiving calls of a pedestrian walking on HWY H in the Township of Dellona.

  Deputies were dispatched to the area to check on the welfare of the pedestrian.

  At approximately 8:11p.m., a deputy found the pedestrian laying in the road, on HWY H approximately one quarter mile east of Lyndon Road.

  The investigation revealed that he had been struck by a vehicle that had left the area.

  The pedestrian, 21-year-old John J. Hillmann of Reeseville, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sauk County Coronor.

  As the investigation continued that evening, the vehicle that struck Mr. Hillman was found at Christmas Mountain in the maintenance parking lot.

  The investigation into who was operating the vehicle continued into the early morning hour, when 19-year-old Salvador Hernandez of Wisconsin Dells was taken into custody for Hit and Run causing deatha nd Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

  The accident remains under investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff's Office.

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