- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

MANSON, Iowa (AP) - A 30-year-old Lake View man has been charged with unsafe passing for a fatal collision between his car and a bicyclist in northwest Iowa.

Eric Meyer, of Lake View, also is charged with failure to wear a safety belt and have proof of insurance. The charge of unsafe passing carries an enhanced penalty, if he’s convicted, because the accident resulted in a death.

The Iowa State Patrol says 47-year-old Shawn Gosch, of Onawa, on June 20 was riding a bicycle with 49-year-old Jeffrey Gray, also of Onawa. The patrol says Meyer’s car struck Gosch’s bicycle, which then crashed into Gray’s. Gosch was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Gray was injured.

A public phone listing for Meyer couldn’t be found. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney.

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