News Michigan Driver Charged With Five Murder Counts After Killing Cyclists

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  1. BethSucks

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    Driver Charged With Murder In Michigan Crash That Killed 5 Cyclists
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    Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLife Media Group via AP

    A 50-year-old was charged Thursday with five counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deadly crash that left five cyclists dead and four others seriously injured in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    Charles Edward Pickett Jr., of Battle Creek, is also facing four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment after allegedly plowing into the cycling group along the road.

    Pickett’s blue truck was found on the side of the road, rendered immobile after it hit multiple people. He was found and taken into custody a short distance away from the crash.

    “The investigation is not over and the police will continue to gather information on what led up to the crash,” Kalamazoo Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Getting said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

    The five cyclists killed have been identified as Debra Ann Bradley, 53; Melissa Ann Fevig-Hughes, 42; and Suzanne Joan Sippel, 56, all of Augusta; as well as Fred Nelson, 73, and Larry John Paulik, 74, both of Kalamazoo.

    Douglas Gobble, 47, Sheila Diane Jeske, 53, and Paul Lewis Runnels, 65 — all of Richland — and Jennifer Lynn Johnson, 40, of Kalamazoo, also suffered serious injuries.

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    Kalamazoo Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting. Via wwmt.com

    Authorities said they received at least three calls from people who witnesses the blue pick-up truck driving erratically before the crash occurred. However, authorities were unable to do locate the truck before the crash.

    Prosecutors would not state whether Pickett is suspected of being intoxicated at the time of the crash, but said they are looking into where he was before the crash.

    Getting also said Michigan State Police are analyzing “evidence that was seized from him.”

    In similar fatal car crashes, it is common for investigators to seize blood to determine whether a suspect is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he said during the press conference.

    “As members of the Kalamazoo community we have all been dealt a devastating blow by the deaths and injuries of so many innocent people,” Getting said. “Our hearts are saddened for the victims, their families and friends who are trying to cope with this tragedy.

    Pickett could face up to life in prison if convicted of any of the five second-degree murder charges, Getting said.

    Pickett would have typically been arraigned by Thursday, but Getting said the suspect was not “medically available” to appear in court.

    When Pickett is able to, prosecutors will ask that he be held without bond, Getting said.
     
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    "Howard, let me tell you, those bicycles are dangerous. Your father and I don't like them." Read in Howard's mothers voice.
     
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    Should've called @AnimalGod

    Dude wouldve gotten home safe
     
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    Please, no. :facepalm:
     
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    I'm not saying he should have killed them... But I understand

     
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    "Shivvy you probably ride a bicycle. It's very dangerous. You could get killed. Now let me take your anal temperature."
     
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    from battle creek
    killed a bunch of people

    he's a cereal killer


    this is a joke that isn't funny
    and very few people will get
    and it isn't funny
     
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    the driver is a Michigan Man.

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    It's infuriating when the fucks wont ride single file .
     
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    Even if there is just one they ride in the middle of the road :mad:
     
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    Those things are like roaches out where I live

    Kill them all
     
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    There are 5 less cyclists on the road now, so there is that.
     
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    I drive a big truck at work and i just want to mow them fuckers down


    Riding through a suburb like its the fucking tor de france :facepalm:
     
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    Nike is based out here, and once a year they do the Lance Armstrong Marathon (I'm sure it's called something else now) and holy fuck they are EVERYWHERE that day. You can't walk out your front fucking door without almost hitting a bicyclist
     
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    Bicycle riders are typically very annoying. At the same time I don't want to see them dead. So I am somewhat conflicted by this incident.


    Oh heck....



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    Since when did running over cyclists become a crime? WTF is happening to this country?
     
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    For mosquito spraying?
     
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