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Alcohol suspected in deadly crash that killed Lorain bicyclist

It happened when a Chrysler Town and Country collided with the man as he was riding a bike.

LORAIN, Ohio -- A 38-year-old Lorain man has died after in a late-night weekend crash.

Authorities say a 21-year-old driver behind the wheel of a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country collided with 38-year-old Laqua Butler as he was riding a bicycle.

It happened around 11:34 p.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of W. Erie Avenue.

The Chrysler then "veered across the roadway, ran off the left side of the road and came to final rest after striking a row of trees," authorities say.

The driver of the Chrysler, identified as 21-year-old Lorain woman, had an infant in the vehicle with her at the time of the crash.

She "was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash," the Lorain Police Department said in a press release.

Although the woman was not hurt in the crash, she was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. The infant was not hurt.

The roadway was closed for approximately six hours as investigators worked at the scene.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Authorities are asking anybody with information to call Officer Kyle Gelenius at 440-204-2115.