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Court dates set for cyclist crash case

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(Source: Walter Breckenridge) (Source: Walter Breckenridge)

AUGUSTA, AR (KAIT/AP) - Court dates have been rescheduled for a man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas.

Prosecutor John Bell said Tuesday that Teagan Ross Martin's case has been reset for Jan. 7, with a pretrial hearing set for Dec. 4.

Martin pleaded not guilty negligent homicide and all other charges in Sept.

Martin faces the charge after a cyclist died this summer. He also faces one count of careless and prohibited driving and 13 counts related to overtaking a bicycle.

Eighteen-year-old Merritt Levitan, of Milton, MA, died from her injuries following the July 2 crash near McCrory. Several other cyclists were hurt.

The cross-country trip was organized by Overland Summer Camps of Williamstown, Massachusetts, which provides summer programs for kids age 10 to 19.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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