Weather advisory: The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for parts of the state Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Read More

Motorist Faces Charges In Conn. Bicyclist’s Death

View Comments
(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,407 other followers