Motorist Charged With Felony In Cyclist Death Case - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Motorist Charged With Felony In Cyclist Death Case

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A Washington motorist has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for her role in a crash that killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in a relay race in northern Idaho.

Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Bowdeen S. Kahuhu, of Newport, Wash., in the collision that occurred early Saturday morning near Blanchard.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Kahuhu told investigators she fell asleep at the wheel before she crossed the center line and hit cyclist Patricia Lambie and 17-year-old
Ashleigh Seely. Investigators also say alcohol may have been a factor.

Lambie, 46, of Greenacres, Wash., died from injuries. She was part of a support crew for a 185-mile race that starts in Washington and ends in Idaho.

Kahuhu was arraigned Monday and is being held in the Bonner County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

      
  

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