Driver arrested for killing cyclist known for his anti-cycling views

A Colorado man recently arrested and charged with vehicular homicide is known for his anti-cyclist rants at town meetings, reports the Boulder Daily Camera.

47 year old cyclist Michel Van Duym was riding through Lyons, Colorado last Saturday when he was hit and killed by an SUV allegedly driven by Patrick Ward, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Ward has been charged with vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death.

Ward, who lives in Lyons, had complained during a town meeting that cyclists “don’t belong in Lyons” and “They certainly don’t belong in the foothills around Lyons.” He reportedly has complained at other town meetings about scofflaw cyclists who don’t obey the rules of the road. According to the Sheriff’s office, Ward was driving the wrong way down Highway 36 when he hit Van Duym.

Details in the Daily Camera: Driver arrested in cyclist’s death had complained bicyclists ‘don’t belong’ in Lyons. Van Duym, whose stepmother passed just last March, is survived by his wife, two step-sisters and his father. He was an avid cyclist who put 150 to 200 rod miles in each week. Condolences to those who were close to him.

H/T Chico Bicycle Racing.

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