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Citation Issued in Waukesha Co. Cyclist Fatality

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Police have issued a citation to a Dousman man involved in a Waukesha car accident that killed a cyclist on Highway 18.

According to officials with the Summit Police Department, 20 year-old Samuel Weirick was ticketed for failing to provide a safe passing distance, which carries a fine of $114 and a possible three-point license deduction. Weirick may also face a one-year license suspension because the violation resulted in a death.

Police say Weirick was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 on Father's Day, about a half-mile east of Highway 67 when he struck and killed Brett Netke, a cyclist who was on a training ride.

According to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a review of the accident reports found that criminal charges were not warranted. Schimel recommended the police ticket Weirick.

 Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's friends and family.