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Driver charged in fatal crash with bike

Posted June 4, 2008 5:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2008 12:50 p.m. EDT

— The driver who state troopers said hit and killed a bicyclist in Orange County on Tuesday morning has been charged in that wreck. Ryan Idyle, 27, was booked into the Orange County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

He was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, wreckless driving to endanger, operating a vehicle with no insurance and driving left of center.

Idyle was driving his Honda Passport northbound on Pleasant Green Road when he swerved across the center line, hitting Clive Sweeney, 59, of Durham, state troopers said.

Idyle said he swerved to miss some deer in the road.

The incident occurred just before 8 a.m. Tuesday near the Ebenezer Church Road intersection, authorities said.

Neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the wreck, the Highway Patrol determined.