Cycling community heartbroken after suspect ‘intentionally’ swerved towards cyclists – CBS Denver
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – On a beautiful stretch of road, it’s hard to believe that something so cruel and heartless could happen. Alan “Haley” Mill, 38, is accused of deliberately ramming a vehicle into cyclists seriously injuring a cyclist. It happened on a stretch of US 40 between two Interstate 70 exits near Evergreen.
“This person passed a cyclist, then intentionally left the road onto the shoulder and into two other cyclists and may have accelerated while doing so,” said Jenny Fulton of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses said Mill drove into the parking lot of the El Rancho restaurant circling while trying to dislodge a bicycle from under the vehicle. Photos captured the 2018 Ford Escape with a temporary license plate involved in the incident.
It is registered with Mill. Authorities released several photos of Mill. The incident comes just days after an intoxicated man was sentenced to eight years for killing a cyclist. Michael Inglis was the husband of champion cyclist Gwen Inglis who was killed last year.
“It’s not uncommon for us cyclists to be on the road and drivers to use their vehicle as a weapon,” Inglis said. “As soon as they pass you, they go around the white line to show you that they could have killed you if they had wanted to.”
CBS4 checked and found Mill has a lengthy criminal record for drugs, burglary, driving without a license and more. Cycling in the area on a Sunday morning should have been delightful instead it was an eyesore.
A warrant for Mill’s arrest has been issued. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.
Team Evergreen says both victims were members. The group issued the following press release:
Team Evergreen is heartbroken by the events that transpired over the weekend, injuring two cherished members of the Team Evergreen community. As an organization, cycling, and cycling with friends, is at the heart of what we do and what we are passionate about. We are currently working closely with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to assist with what is an ongoing investigation.
As the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to provide further specific details. The two riders who were injured are dear friends and ambassadors of Team Evergreen. We will provide more information as it becomes available from Jeffco Police and the victim’s family. Above all, we ask that you keep the injured runners and their families in your thoughts.