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Cross-Country Biker Dies from Suspected DUI Driver

Cross-Country Biker Dies from Suspected DUI Driver

By on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

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Whitewater, Colo. — On Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013, Tonie Rosales, a 29-year-old woman from Palisades, CO crashed her car into cross-country biker, 25-year-old Eunjei Cho at about 1:15 pm on Highway 50. Cho was biking with another man in the bike lane when Rosales swerved into Cho’s back tire. Cho was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction where he died later that day.

Rosales was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, driving under the influence of drugs, careless driving causing death, and failure to drive in a single lane.

Unfortunately, two other bike accidents occurred 15 minutes later at two different locations this same day. One female biker was struck by a truck merging onto 25 Road while she was in the bike lane. On Highway 50, a 29-year-old female, suspected of driving under the influence, came up to two bicyclists riding eastbound in the bike lane and hit one of them. The victims of these last two accidents were administered at local hospitals.

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