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Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00 am

Cyclist struck, killed; driver allegedly drunk

Journal Gazette

A 24-year-old man who police say was allegedly driving drunk was jailed in Noble County after a bicyclist was struck and killed.

Officers were called to West County Road 1200 North in Ligonier at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday and found Topeka resident Richard Miller, 23, dead from his injuries, according to a news release.

The driver, Faron Yoder of Ligonier, was traveling east in a Nissan Altima when he hit Miller, police said. Yoder had no obvious injuries, officers said, but was taken to a hospital unresponsive because of his intoxication.

He was being held without bail Wednesday on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

The crash is under investigation.