Dead Biker

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A Cherry Valley man is dead after being hit by a car while riding his bike.

Forty-year-old Todd Slocum was riding in the 500 block of South Perryville Road Sunday night when he was struck by vehicle driven by 33-year-old Melissa Levellen.

Levellen told police she was reaching for her cell phone when her car drifted off the road. Slocum was taken to St. Anthony Medical Center where he died shortly after midnight.

Levellen was arrested and charged with aggravated dui. Those charges could be upgraded to reckless homicide after police complete their investigation.