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Motorcyclist in fatal hit-and-run sentenced to one year jail
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DODGEVILLE — A Montfort man was sentenced to one year in jail and placed on four years’ extended supervision and seven years probation as a result of a June 2013 fatal motorcycle crash.

Jesse D. Flogel, 37, pleaded no contest to a charge of hit-and-run involving death in Iowa County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Charges of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer were dismissed on the motion of Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson, according to court records.

Flogel faced a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison and fines up to $125,000 on the felony charges.

The charges were in connection with the death of Tondelaya Bennett, 40, Montfort, who died in a crash at Iowa County XX and County X northeast of Montfort June 16, 2013.

Iowa County Circuit Judge William Dyke issued, then stayed, a four-year prison sentence. Dyke ordered Flogel to serve 200 hours community service and revoked Flogel’s driver’s license for five years.

Dyke also ordered Flogel to write a letter of apology to Bennett’s family and perform an act of community service on the anniversary of Bennett’s death.

Bennett was a passenger on Flogel’s motorcycle, according to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, when it crashed around 8:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived at the crash scene, several motorcycles had left the scene, including Flogel’s, but Bennett was left there, according to the sheriff’s department.

Bennett was taken to UW Hospital in Madison, where she died, according to the sheriff’s department.