Charges planned in October death of Pittsburgh bicyclist

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say vehicular homicide and other charges are planned in the death of a bicyclist in Pittsburgh last fall.

Thirty-four-year-old Susan Hicks was riding home from work from her job as an assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies on Oct. 23.

Authorities said a vehicle slammed into a car that had stopped in traffic, and that car then pushed Hicks and her bicycle into the back of another vehicle. She was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said one witness reported that the car was speeding and another said the driver never hit the brakes. Police said accident investigators later concluded that there was no sign that the 49-year-old driver tried to avoid the crash.

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