REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware State Police have charged a Florida man with first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after a bicyclist was struck and killed in Rehoboth Beach.
It happened about 2 a.m. Sunday on Coastal Highway north of Rehoboth Avenue. Troopers said 44-year-old Russell H. Henman of Snow Hill, Md., was riding his bicycle when a Jeep Wrangler driven by 38-year-old Brian C. Meegan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hit the bike.
Police said Henman was thrown onto the hood and was carried about 400 feet until the Jeep hit a curb, throwing him to the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers said Meegan fled the scene, stopped in a parking lot, and pulled the bicycle from under the vehicle before being arrested a short time later. He was not injured in the crash, according to police.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, Meegan was charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death, failure to report an accident resulting in injury or death, no proof of motor vehicle insurance and in attentive driving. He is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $27,700 cash bail.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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