Charges filed in 2016 Elk County bicycling death

Joseph Bell
Managing Editor

A Virginia truck driver is facing multiple felony charges related to the October 2016 death of a bicyclist riding in the early morning hours on South St. Marys Street near Iron Run Road in St. Marys.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed late Tuesday afternoon and made available Wednesday morning in the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark S. Jacob of St. Marys, 59-year-old Duane James Townsend of 2501 Alfalfa Ln., Chesterfield, Virginia faces multiple felony counts and summary offenses in the hit-and-run crash that killed Alvin Lecker on Oct. 7, 2016.