July 10, 2008

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run; companion injured

One of two bicyclists hurt in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night in Raymond died at 1:30 a.m. this morning.

According to an e-mail we received from a friend of the cyclists: "Nancy Sellars died early this morning. She and her friend Tom Chopp were hit by a car when biking Wednesday evening. The driver left the scene; police are investigating. Nancy suffered traumatic injuries... Tom Chopp has several significant injuries including a broken pelvis.

"...As many of you may remember, Nancy just completed Race Across America with a team of Wisconsin cyclists. She was also involved with the Lakefront Marathon, having been in-charge of merchandise for the past couple of years. Nancy had run several ultras, including Ice Age."

The Journal Times' story of the accident -- which went to press earlier in the evening -- is HERE.


  1. Tom Chopp the former firefighter?

  2. Sorry, I also would like to express my sympathies.

  3. Yes ,That is Tom Chopp, retired milwaukee fireman.