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No Alcohol, Drugs In Blood Of Driver In Wis. Fatal

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) — The Bayfield County sheriff’s office says no alcohol or drugs were found in the blood of a 16-year-old boy who says he fatally struck a cross-country skier on Lake Superior in February.

The boy went to police several hours after the skier’s body was found. He identified himself as the driver who struck 23-year-old Bjorn Erik Norgaard of Dundas, Minn.

A snowmobiler found Norgaard’s body on Feb. 20. Norgaard, a 2010 graduate of Northland College, was skiing to the home of college friends when he was struck.

The driver did not stop or immediately report the accident.

The Duluth News Tribune reports authorities have not released the boy’s name. Because he is a juvenile, the case has been referred to the Bayfield County Department of Human Services.

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