Twin Falls firefighter killed in hit-and-run

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 12:04:10-04

A bicyclist has died in southern Idaho after being hit by a woman who initially fled the accident but eventually returned to the scene.

At 9:00 a.m. the Idaho State Police was informed of a vehicle versus bicycle crash at 3375 E & 2900 N., in Twin Falls County just south of Kimberly.

Hollie Winnett, 32, of Hollister, Idaho, was driving westbound on 2900 N in a 2002 Jeep Liberty.

Winnett hit Ryan Franklin, 34, of Filer, Idaho, who was also headed westbound on 2900 N on a bicycle.

The impact hit Franklin off hit the bicycle and onto the side of the road. Franklin died at the scene.

Winnett left the scene of the crash but later returned and has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and felony leaving the scene of a fatality crash. 

According to KMVT, Franklin was a firefighter with the Twin Falls Fire Department.