Sadly in Miami, Florida, two men were struck while, on their bikes, one was killed, and another injured. The fatal accident happened on Wednesday when, 21-year-old, Alejandro Alvarez stuck the two bicyclists when his vehicle drifted into the bike lane on the Rickenbacker Causeway. The two riders were 40-year-old, Henry Hernandez, and 49-year-old, Walter Reyes. Tragically, Reyes was killed instantly, and Hernandez is currently in serious condition. Following the accident Alvarez fled the scene and called his mother. Likewise, Alvarez smashed out his rear view window of the vehicle to try and fake a robbery rather than a hit-and–run as well.
After about 20 minutes, Alvarez turned himself into police with a strong smell of alcohol still lingering on his breath. Through hysterical sobs, Alvarez told police the accident occurred after he looked down at this phone to change a song that was playing, and drifted into the biker's lane and hit them. It was also later found that before. Alvarez is currently facing charges including leaving the scene of a crash, DUI manslaughter, serious bodily injury to someone else, and DUI causing damage to property or others.
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