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Man formally charged in connection to fatal vehicle-bicyclist hit-and-run in Denver

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 13:12:38-04

DENVER — A man accused of fatally hitting a bicyclist while driving in Denver has been formally charged with a vehicular homicide DUI, among other charges. 

On Friday, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann filed several charges against Kendal Gilkey, who allegedly hit a 37-year-old bicyclist during the early morning of June 23 at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Logan Street. Gilkey reportedly fled from the scene and was apprehended by police after an area search. He had indications of possible impairment, according to the district attorney’s office.

In addition to vehicular homicide DUI, Gilkey was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, vehicular homicide-reckless driving and causing death, no compulsory insurance, failure to report an accident or return to the scene, reckless driving and driving without an operator's license.

Gilkey is scheduled to appear in court July 11, according to the district attorney’s office.