A driver from Poplar Bluff was jailed on suspicion of manslaughter after he struck and killed a bicyclist Tuesday night, police say.
The bicyclist, Joseph W. Wright, 30, was hit while riding on Route M, a state highway south of Poplar Bluff, at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say Wright was riding his bike in the roadway when he was hit from behind by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup was driven by Mitchell D. McDaniel, 28. Police say McDaniel appeared to be drunk.
Wright, of Poplar Bluff, was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says McDaniel was arrested for involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxicated. Patrol records show he was held at the Butler County Jail.