- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

FREELAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a bicyclist was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver on Whidbey Island.

KOMO reports ( http://bit.ly/2arucO6 ) that state troopers and medics responded to the scene about 9:15 p.m. Thursday near Freeland on South Whidbey.

The bicyclist, a 58-year-old Langley man, was found dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found that a 1997 Lexus was heading east when the driver, a 52-year-old Sedro-Woolley man, veered onto the right shoulder and struck the bicyclist.

The State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver of the Lexus was arrested and booked into the Island County Jail.

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