Updated: Sunday, 08 Aug 2010, 10:03 AM MDT
Published : Sunday, 08 Aug 2010, 10:03 AM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A driver whose car hit and killed a bicyclist in Albuquerque in March has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving recklessly.
Twenty-six-year-old Miranda Pacheco now faces up to three years in prison if convicted of the charge, filed against her Thursday in an indictment.
On March 22, Pacheco's car crossed several lanes, went over an embankment, crashed through a fence and fatally hit 56-year-old bicyclist David Anderson.
Anderson had been biking along Paseo del Norte, a path popular among runners, walkers and bicyclists.
Pacheco told sheriff's deputies someone had cut her off, and that her car blew a tire when changed lanes to avoid a collision.
An investigation showed no evidence of a blowout, and a report says her tires deflated after hitting the edge of the bike path.
Sheriff's investigators concluded that Pacheco lost control of her car while speeding and driving in an aggressive manner.
Information from: the Albuquerque Journal