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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/26/2010

SUV hits, kills bicyclist in Germantown

By Chris Stanford

This post has been updated since it was originally published.

Montgomery County police say a bicyclist has been killed in a crash with an SUV.

Police say the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling north on Ridge Road on Friday night when he veered from his lane and struck 48-year-old Stanton Sylvester Miller Jr. of Gaithersburg, who was riding a bicycle on the paved shoulder. Miller lived in the 9600 block of Harvest Knoll Way.

According to WJLA, police identified the driver as Quinzy Reginald Fraser, 34, of the 11900 block of Kigger Jack Lane in Clarksburg.

Police are investigating why Fraser's SUV left its lane; responding officers say they detected an alcohol odor on Fraser.

--Associated Press

By Chris Stanford  | June 26, 2010; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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The driver if liquored up, should be thrown in prison for the rest of his natural life. I was hit by a car riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago and will never ride a bike on a road with cars again, even those with so-called bike lanes. It's just too dangerous and the odds are stacked against you. In fairness to drivers, sometimes it's hard to see the cyclists, especially at dusk.

Posted by: Afraid4USA | June 27, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

First of all, my prayers and condolences go out to the victim and his family and friends.

I do know the driver, and while I do not yet know of the immediate details surrounding the accident, I can speak of his character outside of this accident. He is a great father, husband, son, brother, mentor and friend. He, too, has family and friends who are suffering at this time. I ask for prayers for all parties involved.

Posted by: lilbip99 | June 27, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Another tragic incident of a person with a previous DUI driving while intoxicated and killing an innocent victim. I am sorry for all family and friends involved. We must all be more proactive about not allowing friends/family to drive while under the influence.

Posted by: willbalsamo | June 28, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

We sympathize with the victim's and the murderer's families along with the murderer himself.
The victim was a former co worker of ours. The murderer should never drive, ever, unless it's a bicycle.

Posted by: bikesafely | June 29, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

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