Police: Lorain woman believed under the influence hits and kills cyclist with baby in the car

LORAIN, Ohio – The Lorain Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist Sunday night.

Police responded to a crash scene on U.S. 6 around 11:34 p.m., according to a press release.

Officers say the driver of a Chrysler Town and Country headed westbound hit a bicyclist who was also traveling in the same direction.

Lorain police identified the bicyclist as Laqua Butler, 38. He was not wearing a helmet and was taken to the Lorain County Morgue.

The Chrysler Town and Country veered off the road and hit a row of trees before coming to a stop.

Lorain officers say the 21-year-old driver had an infant in the car at the time of the accident. The baby was not hurt.

The driver was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

Investigators believe the 21-year-old woman was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

The incident is under investigation by the Lorain Police Department Traffic Bureau’s Accident Reconstruction Team.

The case will be presented to the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed.