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A 26-year-old Provo man has been charged in connection with the death of a bicyclist during an October traffic accident in Orem.
Brandon Quist was charged last month in 4th District Court with one count of class A misdemeanor negligent homicide for the death of 51-year-old Stacy Bown, of Orem.
At about 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Bown and her husband, Kevin Bown, 55, were on bicycles waiting for a red light on 800 East at University Parkway, a few blocks from their home, according to police.
When the light turned green, they began pedaling south on 800 East and through the intersection.
Quist, driving east in a Honda Civic, drove through a red light and struck the Bowns.
Stacey Bown, who took the brunt of the impact, died about six hours later. Her husband suffered critical but non-life-threatening injuries, police have said.
Witnesses reported that the Honda did not brake. Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez said at the time of the crash that detectives had interviewed the driver but were not sure why he didn't stop.
Quist, who was not arrested, was charged Nov. 16.
He has been summoned to make an initial court appearance Jan. 8 before Judge James Brady in Spanish Fork.
If convicted as charged, Quist faces a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail.