Driver in fatal Cedar Rapids bicycle crash turns himself in

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The driver of a pickup involved in a fatal accident with a bicyclist in July turned himself in late Thursday.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Robert H. Fleming, 56, of Cedar Rapids, after police could not locate him at two possible addresses. Sgt. Mike Wallerstedt said Fleming came to police headquarters around 11:30 p.m. Thursday after one of his friends heard about the arrest warrant on the news Thursday.

Fleming was charged with failure to yield and no insurance in the July 29 accident on C Street SW that left bicyclist Susan M. DeSotel, of Cedar Rapids, with serious head injuries. DeSotel died four days later.

Details about where Fleming was were not immediately available.

Fleming was transported to the Linn County Jail.


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