Charges filed in fatal bicycle crash on Lee Hill Drive

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A paved road with double yellow center lines winds around the side of the foothills in daylight

Lee Hill Road, pictured here on July 28, 2021, in Boulder County, is a favorite among cyclists and is also the site of where a driver crashed into and killed a cyclist on July 15. (KDVR)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A driver who hit and killed a bicyclist on a Boulder County road has been charged.

George Laws, 68, faces counts of careless driving resulting in death and infliction of serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user, according to the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Laws was driving westbound on Lee Hill Drive in a 2014 Volvo station wagon when he turned left in front of 39-year-old Alejandro Acosta, who was bicycling eastbound. Laws crashed into Acosta, killing him.

It happened around 6:15 p.m. on July 15. Colorado State Patrol found both were traveling within the posted speed limit, and drugs and alcohol were not a factor, according to the DA’s Office.

Laws faces arraignment on Jan. 13.

Residents along Lee Hill Drive have told FOX31 the road is popular among cyclists, but it does not have the safety infrastructure to accommodate them.

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