No Word if Charges Will be Filed Against a Driver Who Killed a Bicyclist

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - No word yet on whether or not charges will be filed against a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist on the west side of Midland on Tuesday.

It happened around 5:30 on Highway 191 and Loop 250.

Authorities tell NewsWest Nine the pick-up, driven by Russell Lee Baker, hit bicyclist Johnny Carlos Newton.

Newton was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital, but died from his injuries shortly thereafter.

According to authorities, Baker was on his cell phone when he hit Newton.

Newton was wearing a helmet.