A Florida man is facing DUI and vehicular homicide charges after causing a crash that killed a Maryland bicyclist early Sunday morning.
Ft. Lauderdale resident Brian C. Meegan, 38, was driving a 2003 Jeep Wrangler in the merge lane from westbound Rehoboth Avenue to Stat Route 1, when he rear-ended a bicycle being operated by 44-year-old Snow Hill resident Russell Henman at about 2:08 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
The impact forced Henman onto the hood of the Jeep, which carried him for about 400 feet until it struck a curb and threw him into the roadway, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meegan fled the area after the crash, but pulled into a nearby parking lot to remove Henman’s bike, which was still trapped under his Jeep.
State troopers arrested him a short time later.
Meegan is charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death, failure to report an accident resulting in injury or death, no proof of insurance and inattentive driving.
He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of a $27,700 cash bail.
The crash remains under investigation, police said Sunday.