Sunday 26, Feb 2017

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Healy Man Reaches Plea Deal In Hit-And-Run Manslaughter Of Bicyclist

A Healy man accused of being the driver in a 2014 hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead on the side of the road, has reached a plea deal with State prosecutors. 32-year-old Dustin Dollarhide was originally charged with Manslaughter, Second Degree Murder, Driving Under The Influence, Leaving The Scene Of An Accident, and Reckless Driving; but took a deal with the State, bringin charges down to Manslaughter and a misdemeanor DUI. According to reports, in June of 2014 Dollarhide allegedly hit bicyclist Gitte Stryhn with his truck while driving intoxicated. Strain was a 56-year-old tour bus driver in Denali National Park, Dollarhide is said to have left the scene, and Troopers later found Strain's binoculars lodged under his truck, as well as Dollerhide's license plate holder at the scene of the accident.