- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she allegedly struck a bicyclist in northern New Jersey last week will now face an upgraded charge following the man’s death.

Forty-year-old Siobhan Stokley of North Bergen initially was charged with assault by auto following Friday night’s accident in Edgewater. But Bergen County prosecutors announced Monday that she now will also face a vehicular homicide count.

Stokley was released after posting $15,000 bail, but she was due to turn herself in Monday afternoon to face the new count. Her bail will be set at $125,000 cash, and it’s not known if she has retained an attorney.

Prosecutors say Stokley was driving northbound on River Road around 10:50 p.m. Friday when her vehicle struck the rear wheel of a bicycle driven by 61-year-old Tony Tyson of Jersey City. The collision caused Tyson to fall from his bicycle and strike his head against the paved roadway surface.

Prosecutors announced Monday that Tyson died from his injuries late Sunday night.

The accident remains under investigation by the fatal accident investigation unit from the prosecutor’s office and the Edgewater Police Department.

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