Officials: Man charged with killing UGA employee in bike crash

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A man has been arrested and charged with killing a UGA employee as she was riding her bike in Oconee County.

Karen Tinsley, an avid cyclist and a faculty member at UGA's College of Family and Consumer Services, was killed on April 3 when police say a car hit the rear of her bike, throwing her off. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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A week later, the Georgia State Patrol has announced the arrest of 55-year-old Watkinsville resident Richard Howard Poulnott Jr. for the death.

Poulnott has been charged with following too closely, driving too fast for conditions, having an expired driver's license, and second-degree vehicular homicide.