A driver charged with causing a fatal crash that killed a cyclist in Michigan is accused of texting while driving.
The incident occurred on Highway 401 near Detroit on Feb. 3.
A suspect, who was not identified by the prosecutor, is accused by the State Attorney’s Office of texting during the crash and driving the car, according to a news release from the office.
The man has been charged with careless driving and is expected to appear in court Monday.
The suspect is accused in the Feb. 5 crash, which killed cyclist Michael Bales, of texting and driving, according the release.
He is charged with four counts of second-degree vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony.
The crash happened in the morning on a busy stretch of highway near the U.S.-Canada border.
The cyclist died.