Newark motorist charged in death of bicyclist

By Jim Hilgen 11:16am, July 27, 2014 - Updated 10:37pm, July 27, 2014
A Newark man faces charges in the death of a bicyclist.

Rahul Patel was speeding on Ogletown Road Saturday night when he lost control of his car near Ruthar Drive.

During the spin-out his car struck an unnamed bicyclist who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old Patel was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide and is in the Howard Young prison after failing to post bail.


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