New Milford man to be sentenced in cyclist death

In this file photo Alexander Lee, 21, appears in superior court in Danbury, Conn, on Wednesday , December 4, 2013. Photo: H John Voorhees III

In this file photo Alexander Lee, 21, appears in superior court in Danbury, Conn, on Wednesday , December 4, 2013. Photo: H John Voorhees III

The man who last month pleaded guilty to fleeing an accident that killed a Weston cyclist in 2013 is expected to be sentenced in Superior Court in Danbury today.

Alexander Lee, 22, of New Milford, faces up to five years in prison for the charge of misconduct with a motor vehicle, five years for the charge of tampering with physical evidence, and up to 10 years for the charge of evading responsibility leading to death. In addition, he faces up to seven years for an unrelated narcotics charge.

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, 59, an avid cyclist from Weston, was killed in the Dec. 4, 2013, accident after he collided with the passenger side of Lee’s car while riding on Route 302 in Bethel, according to court documents.

The victim approached an intersection where Lee’s car made a left turn in front of him, causing him to hit the car and fall from his bicycle, police said.

Lee drove away and avoided apprehension for more than a month.

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Nelson Oliveira