Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Man Charged in Bicycle Death ; Washburn University Professor Killed Sunday

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Man Charged in Bicycle Death ; Washburn University Professor Killed Sunday

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A 37-year-old Chanute man has been charged with second-degree reckless murder in connection with the death of Washburn University professor Glenda Taylor, said Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso.

Todd M. Kidwell was arrested and charged Thursday. He also is charged with reckless driving, improper passing of a bicycle and driving left in a no-passing zone.

Kidwell voluntarily appeared in court to turn himself in, Gayoso said. His bond has been set at $75,000.

Kidwell was taken to the Crawford County Jail for processing. He was booked into the jail at 2:12 p.m. Thursday. He was released on bond at 3:34 p.m., according to jail officials.

A status conference has been set for July 25 in Girard, Gayoso said.

Taylor, 60, head of the Washburn University art department, was riding a bicycle Sunday morning in Walnut when a pickup truck struck her while its driver tried to pass her.

Taylor was riding eastbound on K-146, and Kidwell was eastbound on K-146 and was 0. …

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