W.Va. motorist charged with fatally striking bicyclist
KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia motorist has been charged with fatally striking a bicyclist.
In a criminal complaint, State Police charged Tara Lorissa Evans, 27, of Bruceton Mills, with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, reckless driving and the illegal use of a cellphone while driving, news outlets reported.
The complaint filed in Preston County Magistrate Court said Robin Ames, 37, of Bruceton Mills, was dead at the scene of Monday’s accident on Old State Route 73.
Evans told police she was looking at her cellphone when Ames was struck, the complaint said.
Evans posted a $100,000 bond Tuesday following her arraignment. It wasn’t immediately known whether she has an attorney who could comment on the charges.