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Arrest made after UGA faculty member killed while riding bicycle

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An arrest has been made in the case involving a faculty member at the University of Georgia in Athens who was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle in Oconee County.

Karen L. Tinsley, 45, was riding her bicycle along Astondale Road around 7 p.m. when a vehicle struck her from behind. Tinsley was thrown from her bicycle and came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.

She was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle.

According to the University of Georgia's website, Tinsley was recently promoted to Senior Public Service Associate in the FACS department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics.

She recently served as the director for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program and as director of the UGA Housing and Demographics Research Center.

According to the Oconee Enterprise, an arrest has been made in the case. Richard Howard Poulnott Jr., 55, of Watkinsville, was charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle in the second degree and driving without a license.

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