Man charged with murder after crash kills teenage bicyclist

Published: Feb. 5, 2016 at 6:37 AM EST
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The Kentucky State Police charged a Morganfield man with murder after he allegedly hit a 17-year-old bicyclist while driving under the influence.

Steven W. Freeman, 22, is being held at the Union County Detention Center.

State Police said Freeman was driving under the influence on a highway in Union County around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he hit the boy on the bicycle. Damon W. Collins, 17, was flown to a hospital in Evansville, Ind., where he died from his injuries.

Freeman is charged with murder, aggravated operating a motor vehicle under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

The Union County Sheriff's Office asked the Kentucky State Police to assist in the investigation.