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Motorist Faces Charges In Conn. Bicyclist’s Death

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(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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BETHEL, Conn. (AP) _ A New Milford man has been arrested in connection with an accident that killed a bicyclist.

Police say Alexander Scott Lee faces charges of evading responsibility for a fatal accident, making an improper left turn and tampering with evidence.

Thomas Steinert-Threlkeld, an avid bicyclist and business writer, was killed in the Oct. 20 accident. Police say Lee turned his car as Steinert-Threlkeld approached from the other direction.

Police said Steinert-Threlkeld collided with the rear passenger side of the vehicle and was thrown to the ground.

Moments later, a second vehicle turned and struck Steinert-Threlkeld, pinning him beneath the car.

The 21-year-old Lee was arrested Tuesday and held on $150,000 bond. It was not known Wednesday morning if he is represented by a lawyer.

He’s due to be arraigned Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court.

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