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    Default Cyclist killed in Annapolis on Sunday

    https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/...u2y-story.html

    Anne Arundel County police released the identity of a Hanover man who died Sunday and the name of a Chestnut Hill Cove resident who is in critical condition following a crash between an SUV and seven cyclists.


    Arthur Herbert Carter Jr., 59, of Hanover was pronounced dead on the scene Sunday after police responded to East College Parkway near Bay Head Road in Annapolis for the crash between cyclists and the SUV. Another cyclist, Jeffrey Michael Adler, 58, of Chestnut Hill Cove, suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.
    A third cyclist in the group, 21-year-old Kathleen Anne Haye of Columbia, suffered minor injuries.


    The cyclists were struck by a GMC Yukon driven by Carl Leslie Behler, 67, of Annapolis, police said. He was heading eastbound on East College Parkway in the area of Bay Head Road, police said. A group of seven bicyclists were riding westbound on East College Parkway. The cyclists were riding on the ridge edge of the roadway since there was no shoulder, police said.
    For an unknown reason, the Behler crossed the center of the roadway and struck the group of westbound bicycles, police said. Police donít believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.
    The primary cause of the crash appears to be Behler failing to remain in a single lane, police said.


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    "The primary cause of the crash appears to be Behler failing to remain in a single lane, police said." I have no words.

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    You *know* some a**h*** will try to blame the cyclists for this.

    Horrible.

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    "The primary cause of death appears to be the bullets not staying in the suspect's gun, police say".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    The primary cause of the crash appears to be Behler failing to remain in a single lane, police said.

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    Charge with murder.

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    I'd be very curious to find out if the driver was using a mobile device at the time, since the article said neither speed (40 mph at this point) nor alcohol were factors.

    Here's the road, somewhere in the vicinity of the crash. This is the direction the cyclists were going. The driver was coming the other way, crossed the road and hit them head on.

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    "The primary cause of death appears to be the bullets not staying in Mr. Behler's gun, police say".

    Suspect? Let's not jump to conclusions! FTFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    "The primary cause of the crash appears to be Behler failing to remain in a single lane, police said." I have no words.
    In the police department's defense, they probably don't have much to go on at this point, but do need to write a report that is factually accurate at the point in time and not speculative reasoning that's construed as bias in the investigation. Upon further investigation, hopefully they will be able to get enough evidence together to appropriately determine cause and provide the prosecutors office with necessary evidence to criminally charge the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsionakides View Post
    In the police department's defense, they probably don't have much to go on at this point, but do need to write a report that is factually accurate at the point in time and not speculative reasoning that's construed as bias in the investigation. Upon further investigation, hopefully they will be able to get enough evidence together to appropriately determine cause and provide the prosecutors office with necessary evidence to criminally charge the driver.
    you must be new to how the police investigate cyclist and pedestrian deaths

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