Fort Worth Cyclist Killed And Left in Car

Nathaniel Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a 59 year-old man was struck head-on last Saturday by a drunk driver.  The 27 year-old driver drifted across the street enough to hit the cyclist, and then the cyclist somehow ended up lodged in the back seat, bleeding to death.

Police were called to the 400 block of Northeast 38th Street about 9 p.m. and found the critically injured Ronnie Monroe Keller lodged in the back seat of a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Keller, who had been riding a bike, had been struck head-on by the vehicle, police said Monday. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Keller’s body struck the windshield, went over the top and crashed through the back window before coming to rest partially lodged in the back seat of the car, police said.

Police arrested 27-year-old Vincent Paul Riojas, who was hiding under a parked vehicle in the area.

Riojas was taken to the Grand Prairie Jail and charged with intoxication manslaughter, resisting arrest and failure to stop and render aid. He was also wanted on an unrelated felony warrant.

He remained in the Grand Prairie Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The article doesn’t mention whether the victim, Ronnie Keller, was wearing a helmet or using lights.

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