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Cyclist struck and killed in alleged DUI in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs Police said a woman was in custody and charged with DUI and first degree homicide by vehicle.
Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A cyclist was struck and killed in an alleged DUI on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs early Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Marten Bijvank, of Sandy Springs.

Sandy Springs Police said 34-year-old Antoinette Battle was taken into custody and charged with a DUI and first-degree homicide by vehicle. She was also charged with driving without a license.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

It happened near the intersection at Trowbridge Road at around 5 a.m.

Police said Battle's vehicle was traveling south on Roswell Road when the collision happened, killing Bijvank on impact.

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

An investigation is being conducted by the Sandy Springs Traffic Unit and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Meanwhile, a Fulton County judge denied Battle bond during a July 18 hearing. She is set to appear again on Aug. 1, 2019.


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