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Police: Driver was drunk when he hit, killed bicyclist on Lookout Mountain Road near Golden


DENVER — Police say a man was driving drunk when he hit and killed a father who was riding his bicycle on Lookout Mountain Road near Golden.

The Denver Post reports ( ) 20-year-old Zachary Strnad, of Aurora, was arrested after hitting 38-year-old Thomas Flanagan, of Golden, on Friday evening.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid says Strnad passed at least two vehicles on the left over a double-yellow line on a blind uphill left curve when he hit the bicycle head-on.

Strnad faces a long list of possible charges, including vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.

Flanagan, who worked for the National Park Service, is survived by his wife and 7-year-old son.

Booking documents do not indicate if Strnad has hired an attorney.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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