Cyclist killed after being struck by suspected drunk driver on Lookout Mountain

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Tom Flanagan, 38, was killed in a suspected DUI crash while riding his bicycle on Lookout Mountain on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (Photo: GoFundMe, Flanagan family)

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A cyclist died after being struck head-on in a crash on Lookout Mountain where alcohol was suspected as a factor Friday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Tom Flanagan, 38, was riding westbound on Lookout Mountain Road on Friday night when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle about 6:10 p.m.

He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital where he died, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Officials said the driver of a 2004 Dodge Stratus went over the double yellow lines and passed two cars in the eastbound lanes, striking Flanagan, the Colorado State Patrol said.

(Photo: Jefferson County Jail)
(Photo: Jefferson County Jail)

The driver, 20-year-old Zachary Strnad of Aurora was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. The Colorado State Patrol said speed and alcohol are being considered as factors in the crash.

Strnad faces felony homicide and reckless driving charges, plus misdemeanors for driving under the influence and having an open container in a vehicle.

Flanagan’s family has set up a GoFundMe to cover financial stresses caused by his death as they say he was the sole provider for his wife and 7-year-old son.

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