Driver Charged with Homicide After Bicyclist Killed on Boot Road

Kirsten Higlen, 32, was struck and killed in West Goshen Township on Jan. 21.

The 54-year-old Downingtown woman who police say struck and killed a bicyclist on Boot Road in West Goshen Township last month was charged with homicide by vehicle on Tuesday, the Daily Local News is reporting.

According to the paper, Susan McClain faces charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, and related charges. It appears McClain’s homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence charge is related to her use of prescription medication for depression.

(See the original accident story here.)

According to police, on Jan. 21 at 6:44 a.m., McClain stuck and killed Exton resident Kirsten Higlen, 32, while the woman was riding her bicycle near the intersection of Boot Road and Mary Jane Lane. Higley died a short time later at Paoli Hospital.

McClain has no prior criminal record and, according to police, has been cooperating with the investigation. She was released on bail.

Sb February 20, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Daily local News article is incomplete. Other news sources say that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and pot.


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