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Woman charged in hit-run death of bicyclist

A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a car and thrown into a ditch along the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County near Faria Beach on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
March 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a car and thrown into a ditch along the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.

Shannon Richard, 43, is facing charges of drunk driving, hit and run and manslaughter.

The California Highway Patrol says Richard was arrested at her home in the Faria Beach area shortly after 40-year-old Jose Carmona was struck and killed as he walked along Pacific Coast Highway with his bike Saturday night.

Officers say Richard admitted she was driving the car that hit Carmona and that she had her 2-year-old daughter with her at the time.

Richard, who recently ran a children's store in Ventura, was released on bail and is expected to appear in court Friday.


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