The wrongful death lawsuit for the death of Maureen Mengelt from 2014 has been settled and the case dismissed on June 20th. Mengelt’s widower, Kevin Mengelt, had brought the lawsuit against the former Lutheran Bishop Bruce Burnside, who had killed his wife while drunk driving.
On April 7, 2013, Burnside ran into Maureen in Sun Prairie while she was jogging near the highway. Last year, in July, Burnside had been sentenced to ten years in prison on a second-degree reckless homicide conviction.
“The parties to this case have reached a settlement, that includes payments to Kevin MEngelt, the amounts of which are intended to remain confidential,” according to an order of the dismissal. Mengelt added that the settlement amount took into account medical and funeral costs, children’s education, charity, and loss of income.
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