Motorist charged in bicyclist's death

Motorist charged in bicyclist's death

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A South Salt Lake man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in an April 20 accident that killed a bicyclist.

Otto Telesa Sua is accused of running a red light in his pickup truck and hitting Gregory Hayes, who was riding across the street in a crosswalk.

Hayes suffered injuries to his head, torso and legs, and later died.

According to court records, the 51-year-old Sua later said he had not slept well the night before because of a cold and went to work that day despite thinking he should stay home.

He also was charged Friday with driving while fatigued or ill.

His bail was set at $5,000.


Information from: Deseret News

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