- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - A northeast Kansas man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist will not be eligible for diversion.

Assistant Riley County Attorney James Garrison said during a hearing Monday that 33-year-old Derik Kesler of Rossville will not be eligible for diversion. Garrison did not give a reason.

Kesler faces one misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide in the June 2014 death of 49-year-old Mark Jilka of Manhattan, who was riding his bicycle on Kansas Highway 177 south of Manhattan.

The Manhattan Mercury reports (https://bit.ly/1EJ4Jv5 ) that Kesler said in a voluntary statement that he was typing a location into his phone’s GPS when his truck hit Jilka.

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Information from: The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, https://www.themercury.com

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