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Student to plead guilty in bicyclist's death

Posted August 18, 2008 5:37 a.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2008 10:27 a.m. EDT

— A North Carolina State University junior facing a felony charge in the death of a bicyclist will plead guilty Thursday, his attorney said.

Brian Anthony Reid, 21, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired in the April 23 death of Nancy Leidy.

Leidy, 60, died after she was struck by a pickup truck while she was riding her bicycle on Nazareth Street near the N.C. State campus.

According to court records, Reid registered a 0.12 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.