Police Arrest Suspect In Hit-And-Run Death Of Cyclist

BOSTON (CBS) – More than a week after a cyclist was struck and killed in the Back Bay, Boston Police have arrested the man they say is responsible.

Police say 25-year-old Malone Kidanemariam struck 29-year-old Rick Archer on Commonwealth Avenue at about 3:19 a.m. on Sunday, April 30. Archer was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and died two days later.

Kidanemariam has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

car3 Police Arrest Suspect In Hit And Run Death Of Cyclist

Police inspecting a car that appears to match the description of vehicle wanted in fatal hit and run (WBZ-TV)

A car matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was found in the Boston Common parking garage after the crash. The Toyota Camry with New York license plates had a smashed front windshield and damage to its roof.

“When a motorist strikes a pedestrian or cyclist in the City of Boston, the individual behind the wheel is expected to stop, check on the welfare of the person struck and call 9-1-1 for help,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. “For whatever reason, the suspect in this case chose not to do that, and, given the charges he’s now facing, I would imagine he most certainly wishes he had.”

Kidanemariam is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday.

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