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Man Convicted In Fatal Hit And Run

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2014

A 64-year-old Salina man involved in a hit and run accident is convicted of two charges. Officials tell KSAL News that 64-year old Lewis Grider was found guilty Thursday of misdemeanor vehicular homicide and guilty of felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Last year on May 31st Grider hit 49-year-old Gail Kline, who was hit as she was riding alone west of Salina as part of the Kandango Bicycle Tour. A truck driver found her in a ditch and called emergency officials.

Kline was hit from behind as she was riding a bicycle on West Crawford Street west of Salina. The vehicle that hit her then left the scene. Deputies arrested Grider later that evening.

During a trial this week Grider testified that he felt something hit his delivery van and stopped to survey the damage. Believing he had hit a deer, he continued on his trip.

A memorial, also known as a ghost bike, was placed at the site of the accident a couple of days later. Ghost bikes are traditionally placed where a fellow cyclist has lost their life. It serves as a memorial and also a fitting reminder to respect human life out on the road way.

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