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Spokane man faces murder charge in bicyclist’s death

Spokane police arrested one man after investigating a crash in the 2700 block of East Central Avenue Sunday morning. (Spokane Police Department / Courtesy)
Spokane police arrested one man after investigating a crash in the 2700 block of East Central Avenue Sunday morning. (Spokane Police Department / Courtesy)
From staff reports

A Spokane man faces a murder charge after he allegedly ran over a bicyclist following an argument.

Spokane police arrested Billy J. Dalager, 23, on investigation of first-degree murder following a collision around 5 a.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of East Central Avenue in Hillyard.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a news release. Witnesses told officers at least two vehicles chased the victim on his bike.

Police spokeswoman Officer Teresa Fuller said everyone from the collision was accounted for and no additional charges are expected.

Officers located Dalager around 6:20 a.m., the release said. He will appear in court Monday.

Dalager pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and malicious mischief charges in 2015, according to newspaper records.

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