Seriously injured cyclist in South Huntingdon, driver charged with impaired driving

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A woman in Sewickley Township is accused by State Police of being under the influence of controlled substances when she struck a cyclist, seriously injuring him, court documents show.

Kimberly Lynn Kustra, 46, is charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses.

Soldiers were called in for the Oct. 12 crash at 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 136 and 31 in South Huntingdon. The cyclist and Kustra were traveling in opposite directions on Mt. Pleasant Road when she attempted to turn left onto Greensburg Pike and hit him, court documents show.

The cyclist told police he was coming home from work. Kustra had glassy eyes and a slow speech when soldiers spoke to her at the scene, according to court documents. She told police she took two Percocets earlier in the evening than they had been prescribed. A blood test showed she had methamphetamine, fentanyl and other controlled substances in her system.

The cyclist was transported by medical helicopter to the UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Police said he had multiple head injuries, a concussion and a broken skull bone.

Kustra did not have a lawyer listed in online court records and could not be reached. The charges were sent by summons. A preliminary hearing on January 24 is set.

She was sentenced in August to one year of probation for a drug offense in April in South Huntingdon.

Renatta Signorini is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .



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