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August 18, 2010 10:17 PM

Bicyclist Struck And Killed

SIOUX FALLS, SD


A Sioux Falls man is dead and another is facing charges.


Police say a 49-year-old man was riding his bike on 57th Street near Galway to the Tea-Ellis road in western Sioux Falls when he was struck and killed by a man driving a Silverado pick up shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they found the pickup submerged in a lagoon and the mangled remains of a bicycle.

Police say the driver of the pickup, 42-year-old David Bendt of Sioux Falls, crossed into the path of the bicyclist, hitting him head on. He's been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
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