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Wallingford – Driver Who Stuck Cyclist Charged With DUI

The driver of a car that struck and killed a cyclist in Wallingford last Saturday has now been charged with DUI.

37-year-old Donald A. Carelli was riding his bicycle on South Turnpike Road when he was hit by a 2009 Honda Civic driven by 35-year-old Derek C. Fries of Meriden. According to officials, the vehicle swerved into the opposite lane and hit Carelli. There were witnesses at the scene who saw Carelli thrown onto the hood of the vehicle that hit him before he was thrown into an embankment. Fries has now been charged with DUI and second-degree manslaughter among other charges. Wallingford Police are still asking for witnesses and anyone who may have additional information about the incident to contact them immediately.

In this incident, the victim followed road/traffic laws to the letter. In cases where suspects are proven to be negligent or DUI, victims or their families can file for personal injury claims.

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