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UPDATE: Prison For Woman Who Fatally Struck Mo-ped Driver

UPDATED Friday, January 11, 2013 -- 6:50 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison woman has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison for killing a man on a mo-ped while driving the wrong way on a frontage road.

It was the sentence that prosecutors recommended when 28-year-old Ekaterina Topolkaraeva pleaded guilty to homicide by negligent driving and drunken driving.

Topolkaraeva struck and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Droster, of Madison, who was riding a mo-ped on a Madison Beltline frontage road Oct. 8, 2011.

The State Journal says Topokaraeva will spend five years on extended supervision following her release from prison.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, May 16, 2012 --- 6:55 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison woman accused of driving drunk and killing a moped driver in Madison has been ordered to stand trial in Dane County.

Police say 27-year-old Ekaterina Topolkaraeva was driving in the wrong lane on a frontage road last October when she struck and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Droster of Madison.

Officer Kelly Powers testified in court Tuesday that he smelled alcohol on the woman's breath, but she passed most of the sobriety tests she performed and was not arrested. A blood analysis about two hours later found her blood alcohol content was half the legal limit. The State Journal (http://bit.ly/Kf4F5u ) reports a crime lab analyst testified that Topolkaraeva's blood alcohol content at the time of the crash would be about twice that.

A Dane County judge found probable cause that Topolkaraeva committed a felony.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Thursday, March 15, 2012 --- 6:25 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison woman is charged with driving drunk and killing a man on a moped.

A criminal complaint says 27-year-old Ekaterina Topolkaraeva had alcohol and morphine in her body when she struck and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Droster of Madison last October.

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/wZvXgE ) reports police say Topolkaraeva drank champagne and injected heroin before driving on the wrong side of a frontage road in Madison.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Saturday, October 8, 2011 --- 10:05 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Accident - Injury

Incident Date:
10/08/2011 - 3:15 AM

Address:
3100 EB Hwy 12 Frontage Road

Arrested:
Ekaterina V. Topolkareva 27 year old female
Homicide by Negligent Operation of MV

Victim:
30-40 year old Madison area resident, release of name pending until relatives are notified

Details:
At approx 3:15 am, officers were sent to a motor vehicle/moped collision on the Beltline Frontage Rd.

Driver of the moped was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The south side of the Beltline Frontage road is currently closed due to the investigation.

Area drivers should use alternative routes until the investigation is completed.

Further investigation indicated operator of vehicle, Topolkareva was in the wrong lane of traffic.

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Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 5:27 a.m.

One person dead after crashing their moped on Madison's west side.

It happened on Frontage Rd. between Todd Drive and Seminole Highway around 3 a.m Saturday morning.

Police say the moped struck a car and the rider was rushed to the hospital, and later died.

No word yet on the cause of the crash.


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