ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A driver whose car hit and killed a bicyclist in Albuquerque inMarch has been charged with homicide by vehicle while drivingrecklessly.
Twenty-six-year-old Miranda Pacheco now faces up to three yearsin prison if convicted of the charge, filed against her Thursday inan indictment.
On March 22, Pacheco's car crossed several lanes, went over anembankment, crashed through a fence and fatally hit 56-year-oldbicyclist David Anderson.
Anderson had been biking along Paseo del Norte, a path popularamong runners, walkers and bicyclists.
Pacheco told sheriff's deputies someone had cut her off, andthat her car blew a tire when changed lanes to avoid acollision.
An investigation showed no evidence of a blowout, and a reportsays her tires deflated after hitting the edge of the bikepath.
Sheriff's investigators concluded that Pacheco lost control ofher car while speeding and driving in an aggressive manner.
Information from: the Albuquerque Journal
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