Cyclist killed in Columbia; driver charged with involuntary manslaughter

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a 34-year-old cyclist was struck by a car and killed Friday night. The cyclist was riding after 11:00 P.M. on route AC, which has recently been opened and has bicycle lanes.

The driver fled the scene. Police apprehended him and have charged him with 1st-degree involuntary manslaughter as well as a variety of other charges.

KMIZ-TV reported that the driver, Danny Franks, has now been arraigned on the involuntary manslaughter charge.