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Link to local cyclist discussion:mplsbikelove
The pictures in that thread don't show it very well, but there are separate bike and pedestrian paths from the left that converge on the crosswalk (not uncommon here--state law is that bicycles in marked crosswalks have the same rights as pedestrians, namely, they have the right of way assuming they've given the cars a chance to stop). Those paths come down from Franklin, which goes over West River Road here. Folks who say they witnessed this accident say multiple cars had indeed stopped, and the suspect went around them and struck the cyclist, at a high rate of speed (speed limit on the parkway is 25 mph).
If it plays out as described, it's pretty cut and dried, imo. Suspect being held on high bail on felony charges.
RIP to the cyclist, and prayers for the family.