A motorist who ran over and killed a bicyclist after he was out celebrating his birthday last year has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
Randall Duane Myers, 36, was given 138 months on a count of second-degree reckless murder and six months for misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with the Jan. 9, 2014, collision that killed 34-year-old Christina R. Brown, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for District Attorney Marc Bennett.
District Judge David Kaufman ordered the term to run concurrently when he sentenced Myers on Jan. 9, Dillon said. Prosecutors dismissed a count of failing to stop at the scene of a fatal accident in exchange for his no-contest plea to the murder and DUI charges, court records show.
Brown was struck by a commercial truck and killed as she and a man were riding bicycles in the 2600 block of South Oliver, near Pawnee, on Jan. 9, 2014. Myers, the driver, left the crash scene, parked the truck at the tree-trimming business where he worked and took his own vehicle home.
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A woman driving behind Myers when he hit Brown followed the truck and called 911. Myers later was arrested and charged. The other bicyclist was not hurt.