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Waunakee man charged in fatal 2012 crash

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Dane County man was due in court Thursday morning, after being charged in the death of a bicyclist after he fell asleep behind the wheel of a truck.

23-year-old Timothy Grulke of Waunakee was charged Wednesday with homicide by negligent driving. The crash occurred in October of 2012 in the Dane County town of Westport.  

Prosecutors have not said why it took so long to bring the matter to court.  

Authorities said Grulke admitted falling asleep while driving, and his truck slammed into a a bicycle driven by 37-year-old Carrie Pete.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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