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Justice for Tom


Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, center, at a stop last year on his Santa Claus ride.

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, center, at a stop last year on his Santa Claus ride.

An arrest has been made in the hit and run case that claimed the life of Tom Steinert-Threlkeld of Weston, Conn.

Alexander Scott Lee, 21, of New Milford was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 3, and faces charges including evading responsibility for a fatal accident, making an improper left turn and tampering with evidence.

On Oct. 20, Tom was riding his bicycle in Bethel, when Lee hit him with his car. Tom was knocked to the ground and a second car ran over him, pinning him underneath. Tom had to be extricated by the fire department and later died from his injuries.

After Lee hit Tom, he fled the scene.
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Break in hit and run case


Tom Steinert-Threlkeld enjoys a cider doughnut on one of his cycling rides.

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld enjoys a cider doughnut on one of his cycling rides.

There was some good news yesterday. Bethel police issued a press release saying they have identified the vehicle and the driver involved in the fatal hit and run accident of Tom Steinert-Threlkeld.

The accident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 20. Tom, an expert cyclist, was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike at an intersection in Bethel, CT.

He was on a ride from Weston to Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel, known for their apples and cider doughnuts.

The impact from the hit threw Tom to the ground and a second vehicle turning into the intersection struck him and pinned him underneath the car. He was extricated by firefighters and was declared dead at Danbury Hospital. The first vehicle fled the scene.
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Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, Grilled Cheese Lover


Steve and I cook The Weston Grilled Cheese for hungry cyclists.

Steve and I cook The Weston Grilled Cheese for hungry cyclists. (Tom Steinert-Threlkeld far right)

While writing a story about Tom Steinert-Threlkeld (following his tragic death where he was the victim of a hit and run car accident), I took a look at his Facebook page.

We weren’t FB friends, but the page is open to the public. He was an avid photographer, and the page is full of photos of things he encountered on family trips and his many cycling journeys.
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