A Salem woman accused of killing a bicyclist while driving drunk in Roanoke back in April was sentenced Monday.
Rikki Dawn Reynolds will serve 10 years in prison. She received an 18-year sentence, but the judge suspended 10 years.
Earl Robert Wright of Roanoke died in the accident. He was 59.
Story from April 1, 2014
The bicyclist who was killed Monday night in Roanoke has been identified as Earl Robert Wright of Roanoke.
He was 59.
33-year-old Rikki Dawn Reynolds of Salem has been charged with driving while intoxicated and DUI manslaughter.
A bicyclist was killed by a suspected drunk driver on Monday night in Roanoke, according to the Roanoke Police Department.
The accident happened in the 3000 block of Franklin Road SW around 9:48 p.m. Monday.
33-year-old Rikki Dawn Reynolds of Salem has been charged with driving while intoxicated and DUI manslaughter. Reynolds was arrested a short distance from the scene of the accident. Alcohol appears to be the primary factor in the accident, according to the Roanoke Police Department.
Investigators say Reynolds was driving north on Franklin Road when she hit the bicyclist, who was also headed north. The bicyclist has been identified, but the identity is being withheld until the extended family can be notified.