UPDATE: Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run accident identified

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita police have released the name of the bicyclist who was killed late Thursday night by an alleged hit-and-run driver.

Officials say Kristina R. Brown, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another bicyclist who was riding with Brown was not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation.


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A 35-year-old man has been arrested in an accident that killed a bicyclist in southeast Wichita. The accident happened Thursday night on Oliver near Pawnee.

Police said a 39-year-old woman was killed when her bicycle was hit by a pickup truck. The truck left the accident scene. A person driving behind the truck witnessed the accident and was able to provide 911 with a description.

Police found the truck, which belonged to a tree trimming service, parked at the business. The business owner provided police with information on where they could find the driver. The driver was arrested in the 1900 block of South Main.

Randall Myers was booked into jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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Police are looking for a truck they say hit and killed a bicyclist Thursday night at Pawnee and Oliver in southeast Wichita.

Officer Jose Salcedo says two bicyclists were heading down Oliver near the curb around 9:50 p.m., when one of them was hit from behind by the truck driver. Salcedo doubts the cyclists ever knew the van was approaching them.

Salcedo says the truck driver tried to drive away, but a "very courageous citizen" noted his tag number and followed him. The driver was stopped a short distance away, but it was unclear Friday morning if he will face charges.

The victim is described as a woman in her thirties. No name has been released. Salcedo admitted to reporters they found no sign of bike helmets at the collision point, but he said helmets probably would not have prevented the woman's death.

Traffic was diverted around the crash site for several hours. Drizzle was falling when the collision occurred, but it's not clear if the weather was a factor.

KAKE News has a crew at the scene. Check back for updates.


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