Man arrested in August crash that killed bicyclist
Boca Raton, FL – On August 24, 2013 at 2:25 a.m., members of the Boca Raton Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit began investigating a crash in which a bicyclist, Timothy Van Orden, who was riding in the designated bicycle lane, was struck and killed by Drew Blazure.
Investigators conducted a thorough and meticulous investigation which included statements from witnesses at the gas station, the person who discovered the crash, and a friend of Blazure who was with him earlier in the evening. Investigators evaluated the video from the gas station, the reconstruction of the crash scene, a complete examination of Blazure’s car, the autopsy results, Blazure’s statement to investigators, and the blood alcohol analysis. At the conclusion of the investigation, officers determined that Blazure was under the influence of alcohol while operating the vehicle.
On October 29, investigators filed for a warrant on charges of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. The arrest warrant was issued and on November 6, 2013 officers with the Boynton Beach Police Department arrested Blazure.