- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A southeast Kansas man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation for striking and killing a Washburn University art teacher and administrator as she rode her bicycle.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/2iepiuz ) reports that 38-year-old Todd Kidwell, of Chanute, was sentenced Monday for involuntary manslaughter and unlawful passing of a bicyclist in the June 2015 death of 60-year-old Glenda Taylor. She was hit while participating in an amateur time trial on a rural Crawford County road.

Kidwell’s attorneys had contended that the accident occurred when Kidwell swerved to the left to avoid a head-on collision with another truck at the same time that Taylor veered to her left.

Testimony at an earlier hearing indicated Taylor’s body was thrown 169 feet after she was struck.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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