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Man dies after driver strikes cyclists in Arizona race

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 20:37:56-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a cyclist has died after he was struck last month by an Arizona driver who plowed his pickup truck into a group of people participating in a bike race.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman said Monday that 58-year-old Jeremy Barrett died of his injuries Saturday. The suspected driver pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges after injuring seven bicyclists in June.

Authorities say the driver sped into a crowd gathered for an annual race in the mountain city of Show Low.

The Navajo County attorney's office said more charges are expected.