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BIKEIOWA NOTE: We missed this cyclist's death back in June 2019 and did not find any other news posts about the death of Charles Fluharty except for his obituary.

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A Sioux City man is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol and texting on his cellphone when he struck a bicyclist who later died from his injuries.

Edy Guevara was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Woodbury County Jail on two counts of vehicular homicide. He is being held on a $30,000 bond.

According to court documents, Guevara, 37, had alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time he struck Charles Fluharty on his bicycle on June 13 at the intersection of Wesley Parkway and Kansas Street. Guevara later told police he was texting on his phone at the time of the collision.

Fluharty, 64, of Sioux City, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, fractured rib and vertebra and a collapsed lung. He died seven days later on June 20 after he was removed from life support.

Video surveillance footage obtained from the nearby Hard Rock Hotel & Casino showed Guevara driving north on Wesley Parkway at about 6 p.m. in a Dodge Ram pickup truck when he turned left at the Kansas Street intersection and struck Fluharty, who was crossing Wesley on his bicycle. Guevara accelerated up the hill on Kansas Street, dragging Fluharty an estimated 66 feet before stopping his pickup, a complaint and affidavit filed in the case said. Video showed that Guevara had a green light with a yield to traffic on his left turn.


Crash Date: June 13th 2019

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