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Man indicted in wreck that killed Louisiana councilman

September 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A driver accused of fatally striking a Louisiana councilman who was bicycling on a rural road has been indicted in the case by a grand jury.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports 21-year-old Nicholas Alexander was indicted Thursday of reckless operation in the wreck that killed 61-year-old Baton Rouge Councilman Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso IV.

Authorities say Alexander was driving an SUV on a rural two-lane road in June when he struck and killed Amoroso. Another bicyclist, 71-year-old Tom Clement, also was injured.

Alexander initially was arrested on charges including negligent homicide and negligent injuring. State police say they don’t believe alcohol was a factor.

It’s unclear if Alexander has a lawyer who can be contacted for comment.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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