Motorist pleads guilty in death of bicyclist, leaving scene


DANBURY, Conn. (AP) – A New Milford man has pleaded guilty to fleeing an accident that killed a cyclist in 2013.

The News-Times reports that Alexander Lee entered his plea in state Superior Court in Danbury to charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and evading responsibility leading to death.

The 22-year-old Lee is set to be sentenced March 20.

Court records say Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, a Weston cyclist, was killed after he collided with the passenger side of Lee’s car on Oct. 20, 2013. A second car hit the 59-year-old Steinert-Threlkeld as he was on the ground.

Authorities say the second driver stopped, but Lee drove away.

He was arrested Dec. 4, 2013. Authorities say he tried soon after the accident to get a dent in the car repaired.


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