ABILENE, TX - Abilene Police say the driver who struck and killed an Abilene Christian University student while she was biking home from work was intoxicated.
Casey Ellis, 21, was riding her bicycle home from her shift at Cracker Barrel the night before Thanksgiving when she was hit by the driver at the intersection of Judge Ely Blvd. and Ambler Ave.
A press release from the Abilene Police Department says Ellis was turning off Judge Ely onto Ambler when the accident occurred.
The driver was crossing over Ambler Avenue at the intersection while he had a green light, according to the press release.
Ellis was transported to the hospital where she later passed away from the impact of her injuries.
Police told BigCountryHomepage.com that "the driver in this fatal collision was found to be over the legal limit." They claim his blood-alcohol level 0.13 - nearly double the legal limit.
BigCountryHomepage.com is withholding the identity of the driver involved in this fatal crash until he is formally charged with a crime.
His case is going to be forwarded to the Taylor County District Attorney's Office where charges will be considered.
(Information from BigCountryHomepage.com)
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