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Driver sentenced in cyclist’s death

FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 2010

SANDPOINT – A Washington state motorist has been sentenced to a year in prison following a crash that killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in a relay race in North Idaho last summer.

Bowdeen S. Kahuhu, of Newport, Wash., was sentenced Wednesday in 1st District Court for vehicular manslaughter.

Kahuhu was taken into custody immediately to begin serving her sentence.

According to the Idaho State Police, Kahuhu hit a 17-year-old Spokane-to-Sandpoint relay runner and her 46-year-old chaperone, Patricia Ann Lambie, of Greenacres.

The teen survived the early morning crash on Aug. 14; Lambie was killed.

Kahuhu said she fell asleep at the wheel.

The fatality came a day after a female relay participant was struck by a vehicle while crossing U.S. Highway 2 at Colbert Road in Spokane County. She was cited for failure to yield to the car that hit her.

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