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Guilty plea expected in bicyclist's death

Posted July 10, 2008 3:35 p.m. EDT

— A North Carolina State University junior facing a felony charge in the death of a bicyclist could plead guilty next month.

Wake County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Cruden said Thursday he expects Brian Anthony Reid, 21, to plead guilty to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired in the April 23 death of Nancy Leidy.

Leidy, 60, died after Reid struck her with his pickup truck while she was riding her bicycle on Nazareth Street near N.C. State's campus.

According to court records, Reid, registered a .12 in an alcohol breath test and admitted to police that he had been drinking when he struck Leidy. Authorities said he had been celebrating his 21st birthday.