LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Highway Patrol says a driver was distracted by a cell phone when his car struck and killed a Douglas County sheriff's deputy earlier this summer.
The patrol's report says 20-year-old Kyle William Van Meter was inattentive and failed to yield right of way when he struck Lt. David K. Dillon, who was riding his bicycle.
Dillon was a 44-year-old deputy for the jail operations division at the Sheriff's Office when he was killed on June 28. The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. about a mile west of Eudora.
The patrol is investigating the case at the request of the Sheriff's Office.
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