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Woman charged with DWI, accused of fatally hitting man in Matthews

A woman was charged with driving while impaired after police said she struck and killed a pedestrian in Matthews early Wednesday.
A woman was charged with driving while impaired after police said she struck and killed a pedestrian in Matthews early Wednesday. Observer File Art

A woman was charged with driving while impaired after police said she struck and killed a pedestrian in Matthews early Wednesday.

The victim, 22-year-old Richard Angelo, was pushing his bike down a road when he was hit by a car traveling in the same direction, Matthews police said.

Angelo was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, 21-year-old Sydney Lindenmuth, was arrested. Lindenmuth faces charges of possession of marijuana and driving with an open container of alcohol, in addition to the charge of driving while impaired.

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