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2 arrested in Tazewell County in fatal hit and run of cyclist

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Calvin Thomas Slate Calvin Thomas Slate
Tammy Annette McGlothlin Tammy Annette McGlothlin
David Earl Christensen was killed on May 18 in a fatal hit and run while cycling through Tazewell County. David Earl Christensen was killed on May 18 in a fatal hit and run while cycling through Tazewell County.

Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run that killed a cyclist back in May.

The Grand Jury in Tazewell County indicted Calvin Thomas Slate, 48, and Tammy Annette McGlothlin, 46, both of Hilton, VA (Washington County) earlier this week.  

David Christensen, 54, of Burley, Idaho, was killed on May 18 while cycling on Route 19 in the Wardell section of the county. He was on his way to Charlottesville,Virginia to join his wife. 

According to Commonwealth Attorney Michael Dennis, Slate was driving a Ford F-550 truck. He is charged with felony hit and run causing death. McGlothlin is charged with felony hit and run causing death  and failing report the accident. 

"We have charged each defendant with the maximum charges the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow in this situation," said Michael Lee Dennis, Commonwealth's Attorney.  "I am extremely proud of the countless hours the Virginia State Police have put into the investigation regarding this tragic incident that took the life of Mr. Christensen.  I urge all drivers and passengers to report any incident they may find themselves involved in, regardless of the circumstances, and to be aware of cyclists on the road."

The Virginia State Police handled the investigation. 

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