Driver convicted in fatal hit & run with bicyclist

James Erdmann Jr. (Fond du Lac Co. Jail)
James Erdmann Jr. (Fond du Lac Co. Jail)

APPLETON – James Erdmann, Jr., was convicted Thursday in connection with a fatal hit & run crash which killed a bicyclist.

Robert Joosten was riding his bike in the area of E. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Ballard Road during the early morning hours of November 9.  Erdmann, who was driving with a suspended license, did not stop after striking Joosten, police said.

Erdmann pleaded no contest to hit & run causing death. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 4 in Outagamie County court, according to online court records.

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