Woman charged with DUI after bicyclist hit, killed in Georgia

Georgia Woman Charged with DUI after Hitting, Killing Cyclist

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A woman is facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges after a bicyclist was hit and killed Wednesday morning on a busy road in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

The road was shut down in both directions for nearly four hours while authorities investigated the deadly crash. All lanes were reopened just before 9 a.m.

Authorities identified the victim as 29-year-old Marten Bijvankn of Sandy Springs.

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"He was riding his bicycle southbound on Roswell Road, and he was struck by a vehicle that was passing by," Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham said.

The driver of a Chrysler sedan, 34-year-old Antoniette Battlen of Atlanta, crashed and came to a stop about 100 yards up the road. She was taken into custody shortly after officers arrived around 5 a.m., Worsham said. Bijvank was dead at the scene.

In addition to charges related to Bijvank’s death, police said Battle is facing an additional charge of driving without a license.