Miami man charged in cyclists' hit-and-run deaths
COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Miami man faces murder charges in the hit-and-run deaths of two bicyclists.
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Obrian Oakley was breaking into cars in Cooper City Sunday morning when he spotted deputies and fled in his girlfriend's car.
Oakley allegedly ran a red light and was struck by another vehicle. The sheriff's office says the collision spun Oakley's car into two cyclists, Christopher McConnell of Cooper City and Dean Amelkin of Coral Springs. Both cyclists died at the scene.
Authorities say Oakley fled the crash on foot. He was arrested after an hours-long manhunt and held without bond on two counts of first-degree murder, among other charges. Jail records did not show whether he had an attorney.
A second man also is charged in the burglaries.
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