Man faces charges for hitting cyclist
MANSON (AP) — A 30-year-old Lake View man has been charged with unsafe passing for a fatal collision between his car and a bicyclist in northwest Iowa.
Eric Meyer, of Lake View, also is charged with failure to wear a safety belt and have proof of insurance. The charge of unsafe passing carries an enhanced penalty, if he’s convicted, because the accident resulted in a death.
The Iowa State Patrol says 47-year-old Shawn Gosch, of Onawa, on June 20 was riding a bicycle with 49-year-old Jeffrey Gray, also of Onawa. The patrol says Meyer’s car struck Gosch’s bicycle, which then crashed into Gray’s. Gosch was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Gray was injured.
A public phone listing for Meyer couldn’t be found. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney.