Ryan Taylor Photo from GoFundMe

Preliminary hearing set for Edmonton man facing drunk driving charges in connection with death of cyclist

Ryan Taylor was cycling on Highway 2 when he was struck by vehicle in September 2019

A preliminary hearing will be held for a man accused of drunk driving-related charges in connection with the death of a cyclist on Highway 2 last year.

Ryan Taylor, 32, was riding his bicycle along Highway 2 between Highway 11 and 32nd Street around 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 14, when he was struck and killed by a southbound vehicle.

Taylor was married with two sons, two years and 10 months old.

Fundraiser for cyclist killed on highway

Edwin Aklamanu, 36, of Edmonton, has been charged with failing to provide a breath sample causing death and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death.

He is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court Oct. 16.

A preliminary hearing has been set for July 27 in Red Deer provincial court.

The hearings, which are subject to a publication ban, are held to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

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